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

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

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Unformatted text preview: FMSC 381 November 15, 2010 How should we address the situation of many single poor mothers? 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 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 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% 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 Year round, full-day care  Free medical/dental care, healthy meals &...
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11.17 Mothering--Feminization of poverty and Teen Pregnancy--Fall 2010.ppt

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