(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.
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.
Today, a draft bill “Strong Start for America’s Children” was released by Senator Harkin and Representatives Miller and Hanna. The National Head Start Association has released a statement and a summary of the bill. We are also including the draft bills that were presented to the House and the Senate.”
Indiana Head Start Association is pleased to learn that Rep. Larry Buschon (District 8) spent some time visiting a Head Start center at Pace Community Action Agency. He is shown here with Dr. Bertha Proctor, Executive Director. We are sure he was impressed with what he saw!
This fall more than 57, 000 low income children will be denied a place in the Head Start program because of federal budget cuts. The Huffington Post’s Amanda Terkel and Ellen Cervantes of The Child Care Resource Center in Los Angeles join NewsNation to discuss the impact the cuts could have on the children.