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The Rich History of Head Start During the 1970s

The 1970s were a transformative time for the still young Head Start program, which started only a few years earlier. In 1970, The Parent Involvement Guidelines, commonly referred to as 70.2, solidified the important role of parents in Head Start. An excerpt from 70.2 reads: “Project Head Start must continue to discover new ways for…

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The Head Start Program: Its History and Purpose

Did you know that the Head Start program has been around for nearly 50 years? The program was triggered by President Lyndon Johnson’s “War on Poverty” speech, delivered in 1964 to bring awareness to the plight of families living in poverty. He and Sargent Shriver put together a panel of experts, including psychologists and pediatricians,…

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