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Early Head Start (Serving Pregnant Women and Children Birth to Age 3)

Early Head Start programs provide early, continuous, intensive and comprehensive child development and family support services on a year-round basis to low-income families. The purpose of the Early Head Start program is to enhance children's physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development; to support parents' efforts to fulfill their parental roles; and to help parents move toward self-sufficiency.

Number of children served in Florida 2007 – 2008: 3,665
Number of Early Head Start Grantees in Florida: 26
Average Cost Per Child in Florida: $8,459

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