Early Head Start and Head Start Community Needs Assessment of the District of Columbia

Fact SheetEarly ChildhoodAug 27 2020


The federally funded Early Head Start (EHS) and Head Start (HS) programs have been providing early childhood education opportunities and comprehensive supports for low-income children and families for decades. During the 2018-2019 academic year, EHS served 1,844 children and pregnant women, and HS served 5,474 children in the District of Columbia. A community needs assessment found key strengths, challenges, and recommendations for the programs as they continue to support children and families.

This resource was prepared by Child Trends on behalf of the Office of the State Superintendent of Education.
For more information about the topics in this resource, visit https://osse.dc.gov/qin