Quick Facts

    • three kids playing

      Head Start programs operate in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and six territories.

    • woman teacher with kids around a table

      In 2012, 30% of Head Start participants spoke a language other than English at home, representing more than 140 languages.

    • Women working at a table
      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.

    • 17

      Children's Bureau grants

      were awarded in 2008 to support research on home visiting programs to prevent child maltreatment.

    • 15%

      decrease in the number of child abuse victims between 2005 and 2009.

    • 22%

      decrease in the number of children in foster care between 2002 and 2010.

    • 17

      Abandoned Infants Assistance projects funded by CB

      to help infants in families affected by HIV/AIDS.

    • 758

      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.

Quick Facts

  • Illustration of dollars and an arrow pointing to two houses

    Percentage of child support collections that went to families in FY 2013

  • Illustration depicting a dollar bill coming out of the flow to a paycheck

    Percentage of child support collected through income withholding from employee paychecks in FY 2013

  • Illustration of dollar bills

    Amount of child support that state and tribal programs collected in FY 2013

  • An estimated 300 thousand young people

    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.

  • Teenage Fathers Are 25 Percent

    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.

  • More Than a Quarter of Teens

    ages 16 to 19, volunteered at least once in 2012.

    The Family and Youth Services Bureau encourages volunteerism as a pathway to self-sufficiency.

  • Millions of Americans

    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.