Wyoming Head Start

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427383719_19cec27166_oImpacting families. Improving lives.

Head Start and Early Head Start programs promote the school readiness of children, ages birth to five, from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development through educational, nutritional, health, social, and other services to eligible children and their families.

Head Start services are available at 63 locations across Wyoming, serving children and families in every county except Sublette County.

Head Start & Early Head Start

Head Start serves preschool-age (three to five years) children and their families. Many Head Start programs also provide Early Head Start, serving infants and toddlers to age three, including pregnant women and their families whose incomes fall below the federal poverty level.

Head Start By-the-Numbers

During the 2014-2015 enrollment year, Head Start served…

2330children, ages birth to five, with comprehensive services

2,198families in nearly every county

71

pregnant women through Early Head Start

Of those served …

12%

of children experienced homelessness during the year

50%

50% of children lived in two-parent families

50% of children lived in one-parent families

96%

of children & pregnant women lived below the poverty line

Helping Families in Times of Need

During the 2014-2015 enrollment year …

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572

children and families benefited from mental health education and received prevention services, screenings, or referrals to mental health resources.

 

181

parents received job training services or referrals.

274

parents received referrals to adult education services or GED programs or help with college selection.

108

parents received services or referrals to help secure child support.

 

540

families received support to access community resources to overcome a family emergency.

738

fathers and father figures participated in programs designed to support engagement in their children’s learning and development.

339

families received or were referred to programs providing housing assistance: rent subsidies, home repair, and utility assistance.

 

1,869

parents received support and tools to nurture meaningful relationships with their children and to enhance parenting skills, knowledge, and understanding of children’s developmental needs.

131

families experiencing domestic violence received support or referrals to domestic violence services.

1,787

parents received information on obtaining health insurance, establishing a medical home, obtaining immunizations, and scheduling well-child visits to meet their children’s medical needs.

 

About Head Start

Head Start promotes the school readiness of young children from low-income families in collaboration with agencies in their local community. The Head Start program is authorized by the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007.

Programs provide services to more than a million children a year in every U.S. state and territory and in more than 155 tribal communities. Programs prioritize enrollment for children in foster care, children with disabilities, and children whose families are homeless.

Learn More

Head Start Wyoming
Wyoming Department of Workforce Services