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Start Early Speaks to Chicago Media about Head Start Changes

Recent press coverage around the Head Start expansion in Chicago.

July 29, 2021
  • Start Early News
  • Press Coverage

Start Early was recently awarded a 5-year Head Start grant to provide quality early childhood programs and services to more than 2,100 children from birth through age 5 and their families in Chicago. Diana McClarien, vice president of our Early/Head Start Network and Claire Dunham, senior vice president of programs & training recently spoke with the Chicago Tribune and Chalkbeat Chicago about how our new grant will double the number of children and families we serve, as well as increase provider pay and create professional development opportunities for the early childhood workforce.

Press Coverage

Millions in federal Head Start funding is now going straight to Chicago’s neighborhoods. Here’s what it means for local families.

Article from the Chicago Tribune, July 23, 2021

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More changes coming to Chicago early learning after feds break up Head Start monopoly

Article from Chalkbeat Chicago, July 20, 2021

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