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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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* Arkansas received additional funding for Early Head Start Child Care partnerships in 2017.
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Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced plans to strengthen the Head Start and Early Head Start programs as part of an Administration-wide effort to close achievement gaps and promote early learning through the first eight years of life for the nation's most vulnerable children.
Head Start and Early Head Start will raise their performance standards and increase accountability by supporting only local programs that continuously improve, the Department of Health and Human Services said.
If he were here, maybe on a campaign swing, Lyndon Johnson would be pleased to hear that an Early Head Start program is coming to Lane County.
The authors also call for expansion of dual-language programs through Head Start, Early Head Start, and the like.
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