Latest Head Start Program News

Virginia women's wages can't keep up with child care costs

Aug. 31, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Cortnee Smith's monthly salary as a part-time event associate at a Fredericksburg wedding venue is $1,200. The cost of full-time, home-based child care for the Stafford County resident's three children — ages 7, 3 and 2 — is $1,550. After the death of her boyfriend...

Head Start program changes signs on buses for migrant kids

Aug. 22, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Officials with an organization that provides early education programs for children of migrant and seasonal workers says they are changing the signs on their buses. The Idaho Statesman reported Tuesday that the Community Council of Idaho plans to remove and conceal the "Migrant and...

Western Illinois Head Start program receives $2.6M

Aug. 20, 2019 6:14 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A western Illinois early education program will receive $2.6 million in federal funding. The grant for West Central Community Services was announced Monday. The money will benefit the agency's Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Knox, Warren and Henderson counties. The...