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Head Start enrollment in Illinois

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Definition and Source



Funding enrollment of children in Head Start by County by State Fiscal Year. Head Start and Early Head Start (HS/EHS) are federally funded programs serving low-income families with children birth to age 5 as well as pregnant women. Federal funding flows directly to local grantees and delegate agencies that oversee Head Start programming in communities. 

For more information, see: IECAM and Data Definitions

Data Source

Illinois Early Childhood Asset Map (IECAM) Database available here. Select most recent Fiscal Year and select region as "Counties" and check "Include Statewide Data" then select Early Childhood Service Type to be "Head Start."


Last Updated

December 2023