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State(s) of Head Start Report – NIEER

National Institute for Early Education Research


State(s) of Head Start Report
(see below for state profiles)


State(s) of Head Start is the first report to describe and analyze in detail Head Start enrollment, funding, quality, and duration, state-by-state.  The report focuses on the 2014-2015 program year but also provides longitudinal data beginning with the 2006-2007 program year.  Despite the fact that Head Start is a federally funded, national program, the report reveals that access to Head Start programs, funding per child, teacher education, quality of teaching, and duration of services all vary widely by state.

Access additional information including Executive Summary, Guide to Interpreting State Information, and National Press Release.

states-of-head-start-mapState Profiles

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