Expanding Access to Early Head Start: State Initiatives for Infants and Toddlers at Risk

Source: Stephanie SchmIt, Jamie Colvard, Center for Law and Social Policy, Zero to Three (ZTT), September 2012

From the press release:
Today, CLASP and ZERO TO THREE (ZTT), released the new report Expanding Access to Early Head Start: State Initiatives for Infants and Toddlers at Risk, which highlights current state initiatives to expand and enhance Early Head Start (EHS) services for infants, toddlers, and their families.

CLASP and ZTT found that 23 states are using at least one of four approaches to build on the federally funded EHS program:

– Nine states have initiatives that extend the day or year of existing EHS services
– Nineteen states have initiatives that expand the capacity of EHS programs to increase the number of children and pregnant women served
– Two states provide resources and assistance to child care providers
– Six states support partnerships between EHS and center-based and/or family child care providers

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