Publication Date: June 2003
Publisher: Center for Law and Social Policy
Author(s): Kate Irish; Rachel Schumacher; Joan Lombardi
Research Area: Social conditions
Coverage: United States
This policy brief, the third of a series of analyses of Head Start Program Information Report (PIR) data, offers the first detailed examination of Early Head Start PIR data from the most recently available program year, 2001-2002. While Head Start primarily serves low-income preschool children ages 3-5, the Early Head Start program, created in 1995, serves low-income infants and toddlers (birth to age three) and pregnant women. This brief describes the unique features of the Early Head Start program and places them in the context of the overall Head Start program.