Head Start is a national school readiness program that provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to children from low-income families.
The Head Start program is administered by the Office of Head Start (OHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Grants are awarded, by the ACF Regional Offices and the Office of Head Start’s American
Indian-Alaska Native and Migrant and Seasonal Program Branches, directly to local public agencies, private
non-profit and for-profit organizations, school systems, and Indian Tribes, for the purpose of operating Head Start programs at the community level.
FY 2008 Florida Program Statistics
Number of 5 year olds and older
Number of 4 year olds
Number of 3 year olds
Number under 3 years of age
NUMBER OF GRANTEES
Number of Classrooms
Number of Centers
AVERAGE COST PER CHILD
Early Head Start
Statewide Program Components
- Early Head Start (Serving Pregnant Women and Children Birth to Age 3)
- Preschool Head Start (Serving Children Ages 3 to 5)
- Migrant Head Start (Serving Children 6 weeks to Age 5)
- American Indian Head Start (Serving Children Ages 3 to 5)
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