Success Stories

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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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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Program of Excellence: Hillsborough County Head Start/Early Head Start

Hillsborough County Head Start/Early Head Start has been an NHSA Program of Excellence for more than two decades.

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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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