About the National Head Start
Association The National Head Start
Association (NHSA) is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization committed to the belief that every child, regardless of circumstances at birth, has the ability to succeed in life.
The Worcester public schools run one of the Head Start
programs in the greater Worcester area.
is a comprehensive, national, and federally funded program that provides early childhood developmental services to disadvantaged children and their families.
It also helped that having an Early Head Start
program has been part of the agency's strategic plan since 2002, Soto said.
and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau Partnership
also will have more funding available to help staff pursue the educational opportunities outlined in the new bill.
This study's aim was to investigate how Head Start
parents, administrators, and staff in three different models of full-day programs described and evaluated these services.
NLC opposes a provision that would require the federal government to consult with a state's governor before rewarding or renewing a Head Start
Moreover, in 1985, the Head Start
Synthesis Project, a meta-analysis of over 210 studies and reports, found that "children enrolled in Head Start
enjoy significant, immediate gains" in cognitive and socioemotional test scores--and health status.
Early Head Start
is a comprehensive, two-generation program that includes intensive services before the child is born and continues until the child is three years old.
The measure would support partnerships so Head Start
staff could receive training at tribal colleges, most of which are two-year institutions.
However, interrelated problems of paternal absence, low literacy skills, and chronic unemployment prevalent amongst families of Head Start
children, often interfere with their active involvement (Leik & Chalkey, 1990).
Though he helped found Head Start
under a Democratic Administration, he was named by President Nixon to be the first director of the Office of Child Development (now the Administration on Children, Youth and Families), and chief of the U.
Employees of a Head Start
program in Cleveland found a surefire way to recruit the most well-behaved youngsters: They invented make-believe kids.
Uraga said that since then Early Head Start
had "transformed" her relationship with Brenda and her other children.