The Family Room Blog

Head Start Programs Are for Families

October 29, 2021 | JooYeun Chang, Acting Assistant Secretary for the Administration for Children and Families
Family is the heart of the mission for the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). We believe that families are the most important partner when it comes to improving outcomes for individual children, families, and…

October is Head Start Awareness Month!

October 7, 2021 | Bernadine Futrell, Director, Office of Head Start
Head Start programs partner with families to help America’s children succeed in school and in life. Serving more than a million children from birth to 5 each year, Head Start programs are integral contributors to the…

May 18th marks 56 years since the launch of Project Head Start

May 18, 2021 | Bernadine Futrell, Ph.D., Director, Office of Head Start
Today, we are celebrating 56 years of Head Start, and 26 years of Early Head Start. On Jan. 8, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson took up the cause of building a "Great Society" by signing into law the Economic…