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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.

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.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY19Actual FY20Estimated FY21Target FY22Target FY23
Number of children in full-day program540540600648648
Percent of children in full-day program83%83%92%100%100%
Percent of Head Start eligible children served by the Montgomery County Head Start Program41%41%41%41%41%
Percent of 3-year olds with demonstrated school readiness42%50%52%65%65%
Percent of 4-year olds with demonstrated school readiness65%42%65%75%75%

Program Budget Changes

FY22 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY21 Approved45319392.60
Decrease Cost: Child Care Development Grant-150000.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.291010-0.60
FY22 Approved48079492.00