In Indiana, 15,614 children are enrolled in Head Start and Early Head Start programs
The total Head Start budget for programs in Indiana is $113,278,674.00.
There are 40 Head Start programs and 20 Early Head Start programs in Indiana (43 grantees statewide).
Over 17,460 Head Start/Early Head Start parents volunteered in programs last year.
In Indiana, there are 3,147 Head Start/EHS staff members.

ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education)

As you may know, the House and Senate are dealing with ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education) right now.  Click heading to read more.

Federal Budget for FY 2015

On March 4, the President released his Federal Budget for FY 2015.

(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.


NHSA Looks at Head Start Designation System 2.0

Past Head Start Child is His Class' Valedictorian!

This is Michael Smith and his parents, Mr. and Mr. Chuck Smith, who attended the Head Start program in Rochester in Fulton County, Area Five Head start.  Chuck was the Chair of the Head Start Policy council for 2 years and has always said that it was Head Start that helped Michael get a strong beginning for his education.  He just graduated Valedictorian at Caston High School.


Woohoo, Michael!  We’re proud of you!!!!!!!

Article Written by a Past Head Start Child

Written by Jessica Fraser, Program Manager for the Indiana Institute for Working Families.

Head Start's Role in Empowering Parents

From First Teachers to First Advocates.

Celebrations Across the State

Head Start's 50th Anniversary

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