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A Head Start on Black History Month celebrations

In honor of Black History Month, children in Head Start classrooms across the country learn about and celebrate the impact of Black leaders.

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Alumni Spotlight: Chau Bang Nguyen

Chau Bang Nguyen says: “Head Start was the inspiration for me wanting a community-based career that focused on servant leadership.”

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It Takes a Parent Nation

Dr. Dana Suskind is building a Parent Nation and is calling on parents to foster community, forge collective identity, and fight for change.

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Head Start celebrates MLK Day

Head Start celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy year round by working towards his vision for racial equality.

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EHS Increases Involvement Among Fathers

In South Carolina at Vital Connections of the Midlands Early Head Start center, fathers are front and center. “Too many times, we see mothers receiving all of the communication and information about their children and ways they can support these critical developmental years,” says Jerome Thompson, fatherhood specialist for Share Head Start/Early Head Start and…

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One Early Head Start Mother to All New Mothers: “I’m so proud of you!”

New mothers today are inundated with information. And now with social media, where almost half of parents of newborns turn for information, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. “When I became a mom, I was on my own trying to figure it out. I was head down and focused on graduating so I could be more for kids. Once…

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Finding a Home in Early Head Start

November is National Homeless Children and Youth Awareness Month. As we reflect on how we can best support children and families experiencing housing instability, here is one parent’s story about finding a home in Early Head Start—an experience that turned out to be instrumental in her family’s journey to getting back on their feet. When my…

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Home Visitors in WV Approach Families with Understanding

Home visitors provide comprehensive child development services in the home environment, including support of the parent-child relationship.

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Alumni Spotlight: Dr. John Wallace

John Wallace says: “Head Start ignites the fire to learn among low-income children, like myself, who go on to ignite that fire for others.”

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Families Experiencing Poverty on Journey to Financial Stability

Family Service Worker Michelle Myers has seen firsthand how Early Head Start helps families experiencing poverty lift themselves out of poverty once they have the resources and support they need to reach their goals. “Having at least one trusting and supportive person can make a world of difference,” she says. As a family service worker…

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Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Marshalynn Franklin

Marshalynn Franklin says: “The single act of enrolling in Head Start changed my life and now my children are second-generation beneficiaries.”

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Remembering Dr. Marvin Hogan

On November 6, 2021, the Head Start community lost former CEO and Executive Director of the Friends of Children of Mississippi Dr. Marvin Hogan.

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