Document Type

Report

Publisher

University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies

Publication Date

2014

Abstract/ Summary

The goal of Head Start is to improve outcomes for young children (ages 6 weeks to 5 years) from low-income families by promoting school readiness through a continuum of comprehensive services (early childhood education, health, nutrition, and social services) that support children’s development and family functioning. The term “Head Start” refers to the Head Start program as a whole which serves pregnant women, infants, toddlers, preschool-aged children, and their families in various service options (home visiting, center-based, and family child care). This annual report presents aggregate data from the 11 non-tribal Head Start grantees in Maine for the 2012-2013 program year. All of the data related to services, staff, children, and families cited in this report are obtained from the Office of Head Start 2012-2013 Program Information Report (PIR)1 unless otherwise indicated. This data clearly demonstrates Head Start’s positive impact on Maine’s children, families, communities, and economy.

Citation/Publisher Attribution

Maine Head Start Directors’ Association and Maine Head Start State Collaboration Office. (2014). 2014 Maine Head Start Annual Report. Orono: University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies.

Publisher Statement

The 2014 Maine Head Start Annual Report was written by Linda Labas, M.Ed., Director; and Jill Downs, M.Ed., Coordinator; of the Maine Head Start State Collaboration Office (MHSSCO), in cooperation with the Maine Head Start Directors’ Association. The MHSSCO is located at the University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies and is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children & Families, Office of Head Start; and the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Child and Family Services.

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