October 26, 2017
Children with Disabilities
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Twelve percent of Head Start cumulative enrollment was made up of children with disabilities, defined as children having special plans under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). In comparison, nationally, about three percent of infants and toddlers and six percent of preschool-age children have identified disabilities. Head Start serves a greater percentage of children with disabilities than found in the overall population.
Locally, Kids Incorporated served 37 children with special needs last year, making up 13% of total enrollment.