Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)
Author(s): Schmit, Stephanie; Danielle Ewen
Funder(s): Annie E. Casey Foundation, George Gund Foundation
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Area of Focus: Early Learning
This research brief presents key findings from the 2009-2010 program year of Early Head Start, which addresses the comprehensive needs of poor children under age 3 and pregnant women.
Key Findings and/or Recommendations
=In the 2009-2010 program year, Early Head Start enrollment saw its largest increase since its inception.
=Early Head Start families accessed a broad range of services; the two most-accessed services were parenting education and health education.
=Most Early Head Start teachers have a degree, and nearly half (49 percent) have a bachelorís or higher.
=Early Head Start promotes better health for young children, with 96 percent of enrolled children having an ongoing source of medical care and 96 percent having health insurance by the end of the program year.
=Early Head Start supports families with working parents, many with limited formal education: 33 percent of parents had not graduated from high school and 39 percent had a high school diploma or equivalent.
Subjects/Keywords: At-Risk; Children; Early Childhood; Early Head Start; Early Learning; Low-Income
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