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Head Start enrollment

Statewide, about 28 percent of eligible children under age 6 living in poverty are served by Head Start and Early Head Start comprehensive child development, health, and social service programs for families with poverty-level incomes, children with special needs, or children with negative family circumstances such as homelessness. Early Head Start offers home-based services beginning prenatally to nurture child development and parenting skills. Options include home visits and full-day, half-day, therapeutic, and inclusion center-based classrooms.