Disparate Access: Head Start and CCDBG Data by Race and Ethnicity

Source: Stephanie Schmit and Christina Walker, Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), February 2016

From the abstract:
High-quality child care and early education can build a strong foundation for young children’s healthy development; yet, many low-income children, who could most benefit, lack access to early childhood opportunities. While these gaps in access to child care and early education are widely recognized, less is understood about how access differs by race and ethnicity. This brief highlights state-level data by race and ethnicity about differential access to Head Start preschool, Early Head Start (EHS), and Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG)-funded child care, analyzed here for the first time. The brief also identifies potential policy implications and the gaps in the data that limit our ability to more comprehensively analyze the findings.

New Analysis of Access to Child Care Subsidies, Head Start Finds Disparate Access by Race, Ethnicity, and State. (Press Release)

Head Start and CCDBG Data by Race and Ethnicity. (Selected State Findings)