Head Start programs operate in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and six territories.
In 2012, 30% of Head Start participants spoke a language other than English at home, representing more than 140 languages.
- Over 1.3 million adults
volunteered in Head Start programs in 2011
More than 1.3 million adults volunteered in their local Head Start program in 2012. Of these, 867,000 were parents of Head Start children.
Children's Bureau grants
were awarded in 2008 to support research on home visiting programs to prevent child maltreatment.
decrease in the number of child abuse victims between 2005 and 2009.
decrease in the number of children in foster care between 2002 and 2010.
Abandoned Infants Assistance projects funded by CB
to help infants in families affected by HIV/AIDS.
letters sent to the White House
in 2010 regarding child welfare issues and answered with CB assistance.
- 174 Individuals & Organizations
across the country have been recognized with Children’s Bureau Adoption Excellence Awards since 2001.
Percentage of child support collections that went to families in FY 2013
Percentage of child support collected through income withholding from employee paychecks in FY 2013
Amount of child support that state and tribal programs collected in FY 2013
will have been reached with teen pregnancy prevention and adulthood preparation programming by the Family and Youth Services Bureau’s State Personal Responsibility Education Program by September 2014.
FYSB urges communities to continue critical efforts to prevent teen pregnancy.
less likely to receive a high school diploma by age 22 than similar young males who did not become fathers as teens.
The Family and Youth Services Bureau encourages all Americans to “PREP Teens for the Future.”
- More than 60,000
centers and family child care homes participated in QRIS or other quality improvement activities in 49 States/Territories reporting in 2012. Learn more about the QPR 2012 Report Data.
- 6 States and Territories
utilized mobile technology (remote data entry for licensors), improved reporting and e-licensing and paperless training records in 2012. Learn more about the QPR 2012 Report Data.
The Family and Youth Services Bureau encourages volunteerism as a pathway to self-sufficiency.
now have health insurance that’s there when they need it, at a price they can afford.
The Family and Youth Services Bureau marks the anniversary of the Affordable Care Act by encouraging those served by its programs to take care of their health.