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Head Start,

U.S. educational program for disadvantaged preschool children, established under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. Aimed initially only at poor children, its purpose was to organize programs that would prepare preschool children for elementary school. Money was appropriated through the Office of Economic Opportunity, which made individual grants to cities and other localities to set up Head Start centers. In 1969 the program was transferred to the Dept. of Health, Education and Welfare (now Health and Human Services). It was later extended to children above the poverty level, whose parents, however, had to pay according to their income.
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Teaching Strategies' resources are used to improve outcomes for children in 31,000 Head Start classrooms across all 50 states and territories, serving over half a million children.
Statewide, sequestration has removed about 2,000 children from 29 Head Start programs since March, said Pam Kuechler, executive director of the Massachusetts Head Start Association, who attended Wednesday's rally.
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Soto said Head Start will be able to begin the new program that soon in part because of its strong relationships with other social service agencies in the community.
The dental hygienist is a qualified health professional competent to assess the oral health needs of Head Start children, as well as the quality and availability of oral health resources and services to answer them.
For staff, many of them former Head Start parents, professional development and training are increasingly important issues.
1 -- 2 -- color) Above, mother of four and oral health ``promoter'' Lilian Lopez applies fluoride to the teeth of Hazmik Karapetyan, 4, at Lowman Head Start in North Hollywood on Monday, while dentist Dr.
These two parents represent 90 percent of Head Start families--those who are working but earning below poverty incomes and those who are receiving TANF (2).
Under the House amendment to the Head Start bill, Lynn said that "Americans could be denied Head Start jobs solely on the basis of religious belief.
2123 that should be of concern to local Head Start grantees.
Research from the Westinghouse Learning Corporation in 1969 showed cognitive gains of the program's participants faded away within a few grades, at which point the cognitive abilities of those in Head Start are indistinguishable from nonparticipating individuals.
This special issue is the result of a call for papers targeted to researchers using EHS and Head Start (HS) data on fathers.