Early childhood education is one of the most effective tools to ensure that all members of a community are able to succeed. We believe that universal access to early education programs, including Head Start and Early Head Start, put children and their parents on the path to sustained achievement. These programs prepare our future workforce and are integral to the economic development of our communities. We also believe that these programs are most effective when implemented through or paired with a whole family approach. Increasing the income eligibility threshold for Head Start/Early Head Start programs to 200% of the Federal Poverty Line (FPL) would allow more families access to crucial opportunities and services.
Background & Overview
• Office of Head Start – History of Head Start
• Office of Head Start – Head Start Timeline
• Office of Head Start – Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center (ECLKC)
• National Head Start Association – Head Start Program Locator
• Head Start Designation Renewal System – Congressional Research Service – August 14, 2013
• CAPLAW – Head Start Resources
• National Head Start Association – Center for Policy, Data, and Research
Statutes, Regulations, & Guidance
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