11.15 Mothering--Feminization of poverty and Teen Pregnancy--Fall 2010.ppt

11.15 Mothering--Feminization of poverty and Teen Pregnancy--Fall 2010.ppt

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Unformatted text preview: A complete safety net: A complete safety net: social policies social policies for mothers & children for mothers & children in poverty in poverty FMSC 381 November 15, 2010 What Do We Do? What Do We Do? How should we address the situation of many single poor mothers? Origins of Head Start Origins of Head Start War on Poverty, 1964 Help communities meet needs of disadvantaged preschool children Panel of child development experts Began as 8 week summer program in 1965 with the Office of Economic Development 2005: Run by Administration on Children, Youth and Families in the Department of Health and Human Services Head Start, 2005 Head Start, 2005 The program is locally administered by community-based non-profit organizations and school systems $6.7 billion dollars for fiscal year 2004 48,000 classrooms in 20,000 centers Head Start Demographics Head Start Demographics 900,000 children served $7,000 per child annually Maryland: 10,000 children ($77 million) Age & 5 yrs 5% 3 yrs 34%  4 yrs 52% Under 3 yrs 9% Race/Ethnicity  Latino 31.2% Native American 3%  Black 31.1% Asian 2%  White 26.9% Head Start Head Start 12.7% of children have disabilities 179,000 fathers participated in Head Start 27% of staff were Head Start parents or former Head Start participants 91% of children in Head Start had health insurance Head Start...
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11.15 Mothering--Feminization of poverty and Teen Pregnancy--Fall 2010.ppt

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