|President Obama says goodbye to students after a visit to the Yeadon Regional Head Start Center in Yeadon, Pa. in 2011. Photo by Pete Souza, White House Photographer.|
New Funding to Increase the Duration of Head Start Programs
This week, the Office of Head Start announced new funding that will allow all Head Start communities to have access to full school year and full school day programming, and all Early Head Start families to receive continuous services. Congress has appropriated $294 million in supplemental funding for existing Head Start and Early Head Start programs to increase the number of hours and days of high-quality services offered each year to children enrolled in Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Read more about this new development.