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Head Start is underfunded and unequal, according to a new study

Head Start, the federal program that provides education, nutrition and health services to low-income children and their families, is not adequately funded and is administered so differently from state to state that children do not benefit equally, according to a new report from the National Institute for Early Education Research.

New standards mean Head Start kids to spend more time in class

New federal standards mean that children from low-income families will spend more time in Head Start preschool classes. The Times-News reports that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced new performance standards last week that are designed to improve the Head Start program. Under the new guidelines...

Head Start marks 50 years of lessons

Small lessons learned early helped three Spokane-area residents succeed. The three are graduates of Head Start, the federal early-learning program for low-income children that celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

Federal budget cuts close Hillyard Center Head Start

Forty fewer kids in the state’s poorest ZIP code will have the opportunity to attend free preschool this fall as funding cutbacks for the Head Start program take hold. The program operated at the Institute for Extended Learning’s Hillyard Center for 23 years.

Lobby for our kids’ future can’t seem to get off the ground

If only those Head Start kids could do something to make the lives of air travelers more pleasant. Bring them a hot towel, say, or a cool drink or a meal on wheels. Give them a foot rub with lavender-infused oil. Anything at all that might make them more worthy of congressional consideration.

Mona Charen: Head Start success a liberal delusion

My friend E.J. Dionne Jr., a liberal columnist for the Washington Post, is a fine man with, I feel safe in asserting, a warm heart. But he betrays in a recent column a persistent failing of the left: imperviousness to evidence. Describing Speaker John Boehner’s tactics in the budget fights with Democrats, Dionne wrote:

‘Grandparents’ foster love of kids

The first day of spring quarter at Spokane Falls Community College is challenging for many. But for children enrolled in the Head Start program at the Early Learning Center, it can be an especially stressful transition. Fortunately, Linda Long had an extra pair of hands in her classroom to help soothe anxious kids. Diane Cumber expertly balanced a toddler on her hip while the girl offered bites of invisible food to a visitor from a small plastic spoon. Cumber’s two grandchildren are grown, but thanks to the Foster Grandparent Program, she still gets to nurture children.

‘Grandparents’ foster love of kids

The first day of spring quarter at Spokane Falls Community College is challenging for many. But for children enrolled in the Head Start program at the Early Learning Center, it can be an especially stressful transition. Fortunately, Linda Long had an extra pair of hands in her classroom to help soothe anxious kids. Diane Cumber expertly balanced a toddler on her hip while the girl offered bites of invisible food to a visitor from a small plastic spoon. Cumber’s two grandchildren are grown, but thanks to the Foster Grandparent Program, she still gets to nurture children.

Head Start roadblock

“Good job, Mama.” For Katelynn Capps – a single mom juggling the responsibilities of parenting while earning the equivalent of a high school diploma – these three simple words can mean the world. “Good job, Mama,” the teachers often tell her when she picks up her 5-month-old son from Early Head Start, a program that provides free early childhood education as well as social and health services to infants and toddlers. “Good job, Mama,” say the other moms, many of whom share her struggle of being young and poor and raising a child on their own.

Lead testing for kids

Through an EPA grant, the Lands Council is administering free lead testing for children younger than 6. On May 30, the program came to Head Start on North Monroe Street in Spokane.