Monday, October 17, 2011
October is Head Start Awareness Month
Start Awareness Month!
Created in 1965, Head Start is the most successful, longest-running, national school readiness program in the United States. The program provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families. More than 25 million pre-school aged children have benefited from Head Start.
President Ronald Reagan on October 22, 1982 proclaimed October as Head Start Awareness Month. In his speech stated that "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."
Wow ---- have to say that his words are still relevant today! Happy Head Start Awareness Month!
For more information on Head Start visit: http://www.nhsa.org/