2023 Head Start Birthday Celebration

Head Start's 58th Birthday celebration was a blast! With a day full of celebrating, advocating, and learning about zoo babies! See how we celebrated...

In Classrooms:
Throughout the day programs were sharing on social media about their own birthday celebrations and how #HeadStartCuties were able to join in on the fun!

In DC:

Special thanks to our Congressional champions, Reps. Frederica Wilson, Janice Schakowsky, Brian Fitzpatrick, and Sens. Ben Ray Lujan and Raphael Warnock, for their submissions to celebrate Head Start on the congressional record!

Almost 100 Senators and Representatives got in on the fun and shared their birthday wishes for Head Start.

With the Smithsonian Institution:

We had so much fun with Smithsonian's National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute!

The fun didn't stop there! The Smithsonian gave us a special birthday present: A TREASURE HUNT! Visit the Smithsonian with Pinky and discover your own treasures along the way!
We are going on this treasure hunt together all summer long! Follow along with @natlheadstart on social media using #HeadStartTreasures. And enjoy finding treasures at home, too! Have fun exploring, Head Start!

In the News:

The Head Start birthday celebrations made the headlines across the nation as programs and communities celebrated! Read more here:


With Head Start Alumni:

Several Head Start Alumni shared their stories with us as well as some birthday wishes!