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Alumni Spotlight: Head Start and Libraries, Perfect Together

Head Start and libraries are perfect together. Two Head Start alumna share stories of serving their communities as librarians and their love for all things literary.

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8 Reasons to Believe in a Parent Nation

Parents cannot and should not be expected to go it alone when engaged in the important work of raising children. We need a Parent Nation.

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Partnering on Dental Care for Children

Oral health is an essential component of Head Start’s comprehensive care. Local partnerships ensure every child has access to dental care.

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NAACFRC is Changing the African American Family Narrative

National African American Child and Family Research Center (NAACFR) focuses exclusively on African American children and families.

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Alumni Spotlight: From Head Start to Financial Wellness

Founding designer of The Beans Alex Orozco writes: “Programs like the one I attended are critical to family stability and financial wellness.”

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Women in Head Start’s History: Marian Wright Edelman and Susan Feingold

Marian Wright Edelman and Susan Feingold embodied Head Start’s mission from the beginning, creating programs rooted in equity and community.

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Head Start School-Community Partnerships Create Change

Head Start agencies introduce school districts to the power of school-community partnerships focused on children and families.

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President’s Day and the History of Head Start

Head Start has been transforming the lives of Americans through 11 presidential administrations. In honor of President’s Day, we reflect on our history.

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Black Leaders Sustain the Head Start Legacy

NHSA celebrates leaders—from members of Congress to the director of the Office of Head Start—who represent Head Start’s legacy.

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Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Barbara Cooper

Alabama Dept. of Early Childhood Education Secretary Barbara Cooper says: “Investing in early care and education is a game-changer for every community.”

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Black History Month: Dr. Marvin Hogan’s Lasting Legacy

The Child Development Group of Mississippi’s inaugural year was full of obstacles. Strong Black leaders persevered to bring it to life.

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Black History Month: A Reflection on Head Start History

In honor of Black History Month, we reflect on just how deeply intertwined Head Start’s history is with that of the Civil Rights Movement.

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