Not to be confused with Operation Head Start. This the targets of the educational program of preschool education may need to be rewritten entirely to comply with Wikipedia’s quality standards.
Launched in 1965 by its creator and first director Jule Sugarman, Head Start was originally conceived as a catch-up summer school program that would teach low-income children in a few weeks what they needed to know to start elementary school. Head Start began as part of President Lyndon B. Its justification came from the staff of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. Johnson started the War on Poverty shortly after President Kennedy’s assassination. The murder shook the nation, and Johnson attempted to gain public trust by passing legacy legislation during the subsequent months. Johnson received an initial briefing from Walter Heller, who informed Johnson of Kennedy’s poverty program. The Office of Economic Opportunity’s Community Action Program launched Project Head Start as an eight-week summer program in 1965.
The program was led by Dr. In 1994, the Early Head Start program was established to serve children from birth to age three, in an effort to capitalize on research evidence that showed that the first three years are critical to children’s long-term development. Programs are administered by local organizations and education agencies such as school systems. Under the full-time program, enrollment dropped to under 400,000 by the early 1970s. Enrollment reached close to 1 million children by 2011. The Head Start Policy Council makes up part of the Head Start governing body. Policy Council must be composed of two types of representatives: parents of currently enrolled children and community representatives.