6 Counties: Drake Head Start serves the counties of Boone, Story, Jasper, Marion, Warren and Polk.
100 Toddlers: Early Head Start offers programing for children ages birth to three and their families.
904 Children: Three- and four-year-olds and their families are served through more programs in Head Start.
40 Classrooms: Daily Head Start programming takes place in 40 classrooms and programs, including 15 in the Des Moines Schools. These consist of both full- and half-day programs. There are also at-home programs.
7.5 Million Dollars: Drake Head Start operates on a annual budget of $7.5 million. One quarter of those dollars must be raised through individual contributions and donations.
86 Employees: Drake Head Start is run by 86 employees, 20 of which are based in the Central Office on Drake’s campus.
32 Years: This year marks the 32nd year of partnership between Head Start and the Drake University School of Education.