Head Start http://www.kplu.org en Federal Budget Cuts Hurting Head Start Programs http://www.kplu.org/post/federal-budget-cuts-hurting-head-start-programs <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fewer kids living in poverty are able to attend </span><a href="http://www.wsaheadstarteceap.com" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Head Start</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> this school year due to the federal budget tightening known as sequestration. Head Start has been helping young children living in poverty get ready for school since 1965.</span></p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Jennifer Wing 9924 at http://www.kplu.org Federal Budget Cuts Hurting Head Start Programs Feds cut off two Seattle-based Head Start programs http://www.kplu.org/post/feds-cut-two-seattle-based-head-start-programs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two Seattle-based Head Start providers are losing their funding, as part of a wider crackdown within the federal preschool program.</span></p><p>Other agencies <a href="http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/hs/dr/prelim-1st-cohort-awardees.html">will take over the contracts</a>, so the move won’t reduce the number of early education slots available to low-income kids in Seattle. But to the providers who are being cut off, it’s devastating.</p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 23:00:50 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 8305 at http://www.kplu.org Feds cut off two Seattle-based Head Start programs Three Wash. Head Start programs on the ropes http://www.kplu.org/post/three-wash-head-start-programs-ropes <p></p><p>For the first time in its 47-year history, the Head Start program is introducing some tough accountability measures. That’s left three Washington providers fighting for their lives, including a Seattle program with a storied history.</p> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 6018 at http://www.kplu.org Three Wash. Head Start programs on the ropes University of Washington center reimagines Head Start Program http://www.kplu.org/post/university-washington-center-reimagines-head-start-program <P>A new project just launched at the <A href="http://www.washington.edu/">University of Washington</A> could give <A href="http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ohs/">Head Start</A> teachers a boost.&nbsp; The effort aims to redesign how instructors for the federal early learning program are trained. Mon, 03 Jan 2011 15:32:32 +0000 Charla Bear 433 at http://www.kplu.org University of Washington center reimagines Head Start Program