Head Start

Head Start is a government program which assists children from families of low economic status improve their pre-kindergarten education, nutrition, and parental involvement. This support is given by the Department of Health and Human Services in the US. Specifically, Head Start seeks to promote healthy prenatal outcomes, enhance infant and toddler development, create family and community partnerships, and provide services to homeless children. This was launched in 1965 by Jule Sugarman, commissioned by Lyndon Johnson (36th president) as the executive secretary to create Head Start as a part of the “War on Poverty."

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