Head Start Programs Cut Back in Maryland, Elsewhere

Recent data on the effects of federal sequestration have been released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, showing an effect in service delivery in Maryland. According to coverage in the Baltimore Sun (limited free views available):

Newly released numbers from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services tell a bittersweet story: Federal sequestration spending cuts had a smaller impact on Maryland’s Head Start early childhood education program than expected, but they still hurt.

The state lost funding for about 460 spots in Head Start centers this year, representing 3.6 percent of the 12,700 children served. In Baltimore, that equals 122 positions out of 3,400.

Read more in the full Sun article.

See the state-by-state estimated loss of Head Start positions.

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties