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Preschool Head Start (Serving Children Ages 3 to 5)

Head Start programs provide comprehensive, developmental services for low-income pre school children ages three to five and social services for their families. The purpose of the Head Start program is to promote school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of health, educational, nutritional, social and other services. The cornerstone of the program is parent and community development.

Number of Children served in Florida 2007 – 2008: 37,093
Number of Early Head Start Grantees in Florida: 41
Average Cost Per Child in Florida: $6,342

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