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Program Description

  Head Start

This program oversees the Federal Head Start funding that the County receives to provide a comprehensive child development program for income-eligible families with young children ages three through five. Montgomery County Public Schools serves as the Head Start delegate agency and the Department of Health and Human Services provides health services to eligible Head Start children through the School Health Service program.

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Program Contacts

Contact Victoria Buckland of the HHS - Administration and Support at 240.777.1211 or Deborah Lambert of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2794 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY20Actual FY21Estimated FY22Target FY23Target FY24
Number of children in full-day program540540560578598
Percent of children in full-day program83%83%89%92%100%
Percent of Head Start eligible children served by the Montgomery County Head Start Program41%41%41%50%50%
Percent of 3-year olds with demonstrated school readiness 150%71%65%70%75%
Percent of 4-year olds with demonstrated school readiness 242%81%75%80%85%
1  The FY2021 program year began as a virtual learning platform. The child assessment- reduced from 16 early learning Skills, Knowledge and Behaviors (SKBs) indicators- was modified to focus on four indicators of learning under the math and language and literacy domains. Accordingly, the higher percentage is indicative of readiness in the four main areas.
2  The FY2021 program year began as a virtual learning platform. The child assessment- reduced from 16 early learning Skills, Knowledge and Behaviors (SKBs) indicators- was modified to focus on four indicators of learning under the math and language and literacy domains. Accordingly, the higher percentage is indicative of readiness in the four main areas.
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Program Budget Changes

FY23 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY22 Approved48079492.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-415090.80
FY23 Recommended47664402.80