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Head Start Comprehensive Services: A Key Support for Early Learning for Poor Children

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Publication Date: January 2004

Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy

Author(s): Joan Lombardi; Rachel Schumacher; Kate Irish

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Social conditions (Public welfare and social services)

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


This policy brief, the fourth in the Head Start Series, describes the comprehensive services Head Start children receive. It presents data from Head Start Program Information Reports (PIR) from the most recent program year, 2001-2002, and compares them, when possible, to national data on the services low-income children and families receive.