Across the Board Cuts: 1,356 Head Start Children in WA to Be Cut Come January

If nothing changes between now and January 2013 all discretionary programs will take a 7.8% cut. In Washington State 1,356 children would be dropped from the program. Check out our chart (pdf available here) to see how your program might be impacted.  Efforts are underway to inform the public and key stakeholders about how damaging these cuts would be and to instead push for a more balanced approach which would combine some cuts with new revenue.  Recently, Politico ran a great story about the potential impact of the cuts that will go into effect and how Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) has taken the lead in drawing attention to the issue http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0712/78695.html

Total children cut Region X Head Start/Early HS: 963
Total children cut AI/AN (Tribes): 111
Total children cut Migrant/Seasonal Head Start: 282
Total Children Cut ALL PROGRAMS WA: 1356

 

Grantee Name Total Current Enrollment Total Children cut 
Benton Franklin Head Start
447
35
Bright Beginnings (Kittitas County)
159
12
Chehalis Indian Head Start
84
7
Chelan-Douglas Child Services Association
294
23
Children’s Home Society of WA (King, Walla Walla)
312
24
Colville Confederated Tribes Head Start
115
9
Community Child Care Center (Pullman area)
107
5
Denise Louie Education Center
256
19
Eastern Washington University
116
9
Edmonds Community College
540
42
Educational Opportunities for Children and Families
637
48
Enterprise for Progress in the Community (EPIC)
882
63
Enterprise for Progress in the Community (Migrant/Seas)
677
53
ESD 112 Early Childhood (Vancouver, SW WA)
60
5
ESD 113 Sound to Harbor Head Start/ECEAP
697
43
Family Services of Grant County
245
19
First A.M.E. Child Development Center (King)
264
21
Kitsap Community Resources
298
23
Lewis County Head Start
197
15
Lewis-Clark Early Childhood Program (Clarkston area)
120
9
Lower Columbia College
330
25
Lower Elwha Head Start
64
5
Lummi Indian Head Start
189
15
Makah Head Start
78
6
Mid Columbia Childrens Council (WA State only)
215
17
Muckleshoot Head Start
90
7
Neighborhood House (Seattle)
246
19
Nisqually Tribal Head Start
40
3
Nooksack Tribal Head Start
64
5
Okanogan County Child Development Assn.
255
20
Olympic Community Action Programs
178
14
Olympic Educational Service District 114
320
25
Opportunity Council (Whatcom County)
281
22
Port Gamble SKlallam Tribe
48
4
Puget Sound Educational Service District (King/Pierce)
1,960
153
Quileute Head Start
50
4
Quinault Indian Nation Head Start
96
7
Rural Resources Community Action (Colville area)
154
12
Samish Longhouse Head Start
30
2
Seattle Public Schools
446
35
Skagit Valley College
451
35
Skokomish Head Start
40
3
Snohomish County Government
82
6
Spokane County HS/ECEAP/EHS
879
69
Spokane Tribe of Indians Head Start
70
5
Suquamish Tribe Head Start
76
6
Tacoma Public Schools
563
44
Tulalip Tribe
74
6
United Indians of All Tribes  (King)
148
12
Upper Skagit Child Development Center
36
3
Walla Walla School District
217
11
Washington State Migrant Council (Migrant/Seasonal)
2,893
229
Washington State Migrant Council (Region X HS/EHS)
363
28
Yakama Indian Nation Tribal Head Start
171
13
State Total
17,704
1,356