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History of Head Start

History of Head Start

Nearly 60 years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson created Head Start, a program to help meet the emotional, social, health, nutritional, and psychological needs of preschool-aged children from low-income families. Since then, the program has made significant strides, and regulations have continued to evolve.

Knowing about Head Start’s past will help us plan for its future. Especially for those who are new to the industry, The Gravely Group’s History of Head Start training offers an in-depth look at just how much Head Start programs have contributed to the well-being of low income families. By understanding the goals, vision, and operational strategies of Head Start since its inception, staff will be able to better serve the local community.