Head Start Participants, Programs, Families, and Staff in 2005
Publication Date: September 2006
Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy
Author(s): Katie Hamm
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Type: Fact sheet
Coverage: United States
This fact sheet reviews the 2005 Program Information Report (PIR) data for all Head Start programs, including preschool, Early Head Start, Migrant and Seasonal Head Start, and American Indian and Alaskan Native programs. Data show that while Head Start helped more families access social services in 2005, the number of children served decreased. In addition, Head Start teacher education levels continued to rise, while salaries remained stagnant.