"Extended Duration" refers to lengthening the hours of services that Head Start offers individual children and their families, with the goal of increasing children's learning and developmental outcomes by providing more hours of high-quality learning experiences. Longer hours also support families who are working or in school to pursue self-sufficiency while resting assured that their children are in safe and nurturing early learning environments.
President Obama signed Public Law 114-113, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016, on December 18, 2015. This Act includes $9,168,095,000 for programs under the Head Start Act, which is an increase of approximately $570 million over the fiscal year (FY) 2015 funding level.
There's a diaper disparity
in this country. Nearly one in three families struggle to afford diapers, and
low-income families can pay up to two times the price on diapers by not buying
in bulk. In some cases, parents delay diaper changes to make their limited
resources last. This can lead to serious health problems for babies and
parents. The Diaper Divide
addresses the stress and challenges that surround this health issue.