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A chart showing that students with free or reduced meals who were enrolled in a head start program perform better on their SOLs than those with free or reduced meals who were not enrolled in a head start program.

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Head Start Programs Face Wait Lists

Despite adding classrooms, need is growing in Fairfax County.

The Fairfax County Office for Children now has a waitlist of over 1,395 children. Of that number, 918 are on the waitlist for Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Fairfax County Public Schools, according to a new report presented at a school board work session on May 29.

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