Use the State Equity Data Explorer tools below to view detailed data about Head Start neighborhood availability by race/ethnicity and nativity in your states of interest. Neighborhood availability of Head Start is an important indicator of low-income children’s access to quality early education and care in the U.S. Past research has shown that when children have a center in their immediate neighborhood, they are more likely to attend Head Start, particularly for immigrant and Hispanic children. Several different comparisons can be made with the two graph tools below including comparisons between state and national patterns, between the two indicators related to neighborhood availability of Head Start and between children of different race/ethnicities and immigrant status (both within and across states). (author abstract)
Unequal neighborhood availability of Head Start: State equity data explorer
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