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State-Funded Head Start

Definition

States that provide supplementary funds for the Head Start Education program to support early childhood development, and the number of additional funded slots provided, 2009-2010 school year.

Description

Head Start is an educational program proven to prepare low-income children to arrive at school ready to learn. Although primarily federally funded, state Head Start programs often lack sufficient funding to meet standards of adequate education quality. State funds can supplement the federal funding and help close the funding shortfall required for quality Head Start education. Additional state funding is often used to expand the number of funded slots in the state’s Head Start program. In some cases, the funds are used for quality improvements, such as extended day and teacher salary enhancements.

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State-Funded Head Start

StateSupplemental State
Head Start Grant ($)
Additional Funded Slots for
3- and 4-Year Olds
(Program Year 2009-2010) 1
Alabama     
Alaska  $7,292,600  53 
Arizona     
Arkansas     
California     
Colorado     
Connecticut  $4,982,838  421 
Delaware  $5,727,800  843 
District of Columbia     
Florida     
Georgia     
Hawaii     
Idaho  $1,500,000  195 
Illinois     
Indiana     
Iowa     
Kansas     
Kentucky     
Louisiana     
Maine  Amount not reported 2 218 
Maryland  $1,800,000 
Massachusetts  $7,500,000  264 3
Michigan     
Minnesota  $13,682,074  1,732 
Mississippi     
Missouri     
Montana     
Nebraska     
Nevada     
New Hampshire  $312,730  4
New Jersey     
New Mexico  $800,000  36 
New York     
North Carolina     
North Dakota     
Ohio     
Oklahoma  $2,452,533  5
Oregon  $54,897,578  6,406 
Pennsylvania  $38,645,052  5,108 
Rhode Island  $1,000,000  156 
South Carolina     
South Dakota     
Tennessee     
Texas     
Utah     
Vermont     
Virginia     
Washington  Amount not reported  321 
West Virginia     
Wisconsin  $6,960,062  1,160 
Wyoming     

Source

Barnett, W. Steven, et al. The State of Preschool: 2010. New Brunswick, NJ: National Institute for Early Education Research, 2010.

Footnotes

1. Several states providing Head Start supplements were not able to report the number of children served with these state funds. In some cases, this was because a portion of state funds were used to enhance services for federally funded Head Start participants rather than for separate, additional slots. For these states, and states where enrollment was not available by single year of age, enrollment was estimated based on non-ACF-funded enrollment and proportions of all enrollees who were age 3 or age 4, as reported in the 2009-2010 Head Start PIR.

2. The most recent funding data obtained from the Maine Head Start State Collaboration Office is $3,937,668 for the 2007-2008 school year.

3. In addition to funding slots, Massachussetts's state Head Start funds are used for teacher salary enhancement and other quality improvements.

4. New Hampshire's state Head Start funds are used for teacher salary enhancement.

5. Funds are used to provide extended-day and additional services.

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