The NHSA Center on the States cultivates, supports, and disseminates innovations and best practices in state-based early learning systems.
What are State Spotlights?
State Spotlights are one way that NHSA shares innovations and best-practices in state-based early-learning systems.
By the Numbers
States that use state dollars to supplementally fund Head Start programs. These dollars have gone to quality improvements, extended days, and other program enhancements
States that use federal dollars through Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) for Early Head Start home visiting!
States that received Pre-Kindergarten Development and Expansion Grants in 2015. These grants can be used to develop and expand state-level early-learning systems
States that have state-level pre-kindergarten programs providing early childhood education to 3 and 4 year olds
Federal Preschool Development and Expansion Grants
On December 10, 2014 the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services announced awards to 18 states of the 36 that had applied. Thirteen states received expansion grants and five states received development grants. In virtually all of the winning states, Head Start is slated to play a significant role as the new grants get up and running.