Celebrating Head Start's 50th Anniversary

May 22, 2015

I was delighted to join my colleagues and state officials, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Head Start during a reception at the State Capitol. Head Start is a federal program serving communities across the nation promoting school readiness of young children from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development. Hilda lauded Head Start’s important work, as her son, who attended Head Start several years ago, was screened for special needs and received the necessary support from the program. The most important thing about Head Start is that it involves the parents and their policy council. This is what drives the program. Parents have a stake in what happens between their child and the program.