In Indiana, 15,614 children are enrolled in Head Start and Early Head Start programs
The total Head Start budget for programs in Indiana is $113,278,674.00.
There are 40 Head Start programs and 20 Early Head Start programs in Indiana (43 grantees statewide).
Over 17,460 Head Start/Early Head Start parents volunteered in programs last year.
In Indiana, there are 3,147 Head Start/EHS staff members.
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ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education)

As you may know, the House and Senate are dealing with ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education) right now.  Click heading to read more.

Federal Budget for FY 2015

On March 4, the President released his Federal Budget for FY 2015.

(You will find information about Early Head Start/ Head Start in the section about the Department of Health and Human Services.  You will also find information about early childhood education in the section about the Department of Education.)

The request for Head Start is for an increase of $270 million - $100 million would be for COLA, and $150 million additional dollars would go to the Early Head Start/child care Partnerships and Early Head Start expansion.

Bipartisan Budget Conference Agreement Announced

Yesterday, Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray (D – WA) and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R – WI) announced that they have reached a two-year budget agreement in advance of the deadline which was this Friday Dec 13, 2013.


Area V Week of the Young Child Celebration

IHSA 2014 Annual Report

Click link above to access the document.

CFS Head Start celebrates 50 years of Head Start

Portland Indiana Community & Family Services Head Start classrooms 1 & 2 celebrate 50 years in a unique way!!!

See How Indiana HS/EHS Programs are Doing in the Quality Rating Improvement System

Area Five's Celebration of Head Start!

Cindy Hatten is sharing an article about Area Five's 25th year as a Head Start Grantee as well as the nation's 50th anniversary  of Head Start.

Thank you, Cindy!

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