2013 Maine Head Start Report

Head Start Report coverMaine Children’s Alliance releases report on Head Start in Maine.

Head Start provides early care and education, as well as health, nutrition, mental health, social and family support, to low-income families with children from prenatal to five years old. Head Start services are delivered in a variety of ways, for example: a home visitor meets with a child and the child’s family for 90 minutes each week; an infant is enrolled in Early Head Start either at a family child care home or at an early childhood center; a four year-old attends a collaborative partnership program of the local Head Start grantee and the public school; and three- and four year-old Head Start preschoolers attend a center in the community.

According to the 2011-2012 Program Information Report (PIR), Maine Head Start and Early Head Start had 3,762 funded enrollment slots, serving a total of 4,433 infants, toddlers and preschool children.

Download the report here.