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Lady Bird Johnson Visits a Head Start Classroom

#HeadStartStrong: Head Start Kids Grown Up, Strong and Successful

In recognition of the first comprehensive revision of Head Start performance standards since 1975, these Head Start graduates agreed to share their stories.

A playground in front of a large brick building.

Rural IMPACT: Advancing Two-Generation Approaches Across the Country

The program completes its first year we look at efforts and progress of the communities. 

Kids drawing at a Manassas Virginia Head Start center

Steps Forward for Head Start

The first wholesale revision to the Head Start Program Performance Standards in the program’s history.

Children at Head Start Storytime

New Head Start Performance Standards

A decade in the making, these standards are designed to better serve children and families.

Child and staff playing in sandtray at PACT EHS

Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Brings Care to Homeless Infants and Toddlers

Sarah’s Hope in Baltimore now provides trauma-informed care to an additional 24 homeless infants and toddlers through PACT: Helping Children with Special Needs.

Head Start teacher sits with two students at a small table

An Exciting Day For Head Start

The new year brings excitement for the new Head Start Program Performance Standards.

Young childs hand reaching for colored chalk

Promoting the Development of Dual Language Learners: Helping All Children Succeed

Speaking more than one language has advantages for brain development, and dual language learners need to be supported to reach their potential.

Young boy playing in a park

High Quality Early Care and Education is Child Maltreatment Prevention

A decade of collaboration on early childhood issues and child welfare.

Girl holds magnifying glass to her eyes and nose

Head Start: Beyond 50 Years

Head Start celebrates its 51st birthday with a look towards expanded programs and new standards.

Head Start home visitor observes a woman and a child with a ball

New Ways to Approach School Readiness in Home Visiting

Head Start home visitors provide essential comprehensive services that are the foundation of school readiness.

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