TWIN FALLS — Private preschool can get pricey, but more than 450 low-income local children are getting free services through Head Start.
Every month, the College of Southern Idaho’s Head Start/Early Head Start program brings a report to the college’s board of trustees. Sometimes, they’re asking for approval of something — such as to seek a grant — and sometimes it’s just an update on what’s happening at its centers.
Here are some interesting statistics about the program, from a January CSI board packet:
561: Total enrollment
- 457: Head Start slots federally funded by the Administration for Children and Families
- 12: Head Start slots funded by Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
- 92: Early Head Start slots
10: Centers across south-central Idaho — Rupert, Burley, Jerome, Hansen, American Falls, Hagerman, Twin Falls, Wendell, Shoshone and Buhl
62: Children enrolled who have disabilities
80 percent: December attendance rate for Head Start
4,810: Meals served in December
2,603: Snacks served in December