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Tennessee's 27 Head Start programs serve more than 20,000 children and their families every year with comprehensive educational, social and health programs for children, plus programs for family and community development. One or more Head Start classrooms are operated by government, private, faith-based, and charitable organizations in nearly every county in the state.
In all, Head Start operates almost a thousand classrooms in nearly 350 pre-school centers. Head Start is aimed specifically at high-risk children, typically those from low-income families in which parents are out of a job or are working, single parents.
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What's the Impact
of Head Start?
Tennessee's Head Start programs are staffed by loving, well-trained adults, more than 80% of whom hold a college degree.
Tennessee Head Start Association
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Janet Coscarelli, Director
Tennesse Head Start State Collaboration Office