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Due to underfunding, Head Start served less than 55 percent of eligible three and four-year-olds and Early Head Start served less than 9 percent of eligible infants and toddlers in 2018

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 2019. “FY2019 Administration for Children and Families Justification of Estimates for Appropriations Committees,” p. 124. https://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/les/olab/acf_master_cj_acf_nal_3_19_0.pdf; U.S. Census Bureau. 2020. “Current Population Survey, 2019 Annual Social and Economic Supplement,” Table POV-34, Single Year of Age- Poverty Status. https://www.census.gov/data/tables/time-series/demo/income-poverty/cps-pov/pov-34.html. Calculations made by the Children’s Defense Fund by comparing funded slots for children in Head Start programs in FY2018 to total children of the appropriate age ranges below 100 of poverty.

2021-03-25T09:18:37-05:00March 22nd, 2021|