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Missouri: Early Head Start Initiative

Download Files Feb 18, 2012

Learn how Missouri builds on Early Head Start by developing partnerships between EHS and community-based child care providers to provide EHS services to additional children in child care settings.

Head Start and EHS contractors that participate in the initiative provide services through community child care providers to both increase the number of children receiving EHS services and improve the overall quality of care. The initiative was created in 1998 when the Missouri state legislature set aside a portion of gaming revenue to create a fund for early childhood programs.

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