Seventh Avenue Center for Family Services shared National Head Start Association's post.
Happy Head Start Awareness Month!
On this day in 1982, President Ronald Reagan designated October as Head Start Awareness Month. He said, "Since its establishment in 1965, the National Head Start Program has helped over 8 million low-income preschool children and their families. In so doing, it has earned recognition and support for its success in early childhood education and development. Equally important, the health and nutrition aspects of the program have improved the prevention, detection, and treatment of children's medical, dental, and nutritional problems, thereby removing barriers to growth and learning. Perhaps the most significant factor in the success of Head Start has been the involvement of parents, volunteers, and the community. Their commitment and the services provided by dedicated Head Start staff have been instrumental in creating a quality program that truly provides young children with a 'head start' in life." Happy Head Start Awareness Month!