Success Stories

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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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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