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Head Start and Early Head Start provide education, health, social, and nutrition services to economically disadvantaged young children and their families.

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Reports & Toolkits | A Strong Start Makes a Difference

September 13, 2013

Early Learning! Lots of people are talking about it and we wanted to hear from the educators and parents who regularly witness the powerful effects of high-quality early learning. We asked individuals across the country to tell us about their experiences and what early learning has meant to the children in their lives.

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Fact Sheet | Impact of Sequestration Cuts on Head Start, Child Care and Early Education: State and Local Examples

July 15, 2013

This chart summarizes the impact of the Sequestration cuts to early childhood programs in the states.

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Fact Sheet | Expand Access to High-Quality Early Care and Education for Infants and Toddlers

March 8, 2013

High-quality early care and education is essential for children in their earliest years of life when they are first learning and exploring, yet high-quality programs are in short supply.

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Fact Sheet | Head Start: Supporting Success for Children and Families

November 3, 2011

Head Start helps infants, toddlers, and preschoolers build the confidence and skills they need to succeed in school and to become the leaders, taxpayers, and productive citizens of the future. This fact sheet provides an overview of the program, describes how it supports children and their families, and summarizes research on the program’s impacts.

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More Resources

Fact Sheet | State Early Care and Education Updates 2014

August 01, 2014

Reports & Toolkits | A Strong Start Makes a Difference

September 13, 2013

Fact Sheet | Impact of Sequestration Cuts on Head Start, Child Care and Early Education: State and Local Examples

July 15, 2013

Fact Sheet | Expand Access to High-Quality Early Care and Education for Infants and Toddlers

March 08, 2013