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Head Start Participants, Programs, Families, and Staff in 2005

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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

Topic: Social conditions (Public welfare and social services)

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.