Happy 50th, Head Start!

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Head Start 50Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon Johnson launched Project Head Start. In his speech from the Rose Garden of the White House, he referred to Head Start as “one of the most exciting programs that this Nation has ever undertaken.” This project had the goal of providing the most at-risk preschool children and their families with comprehensive services designed to help them be school-ready. Head Start programs were “developed by local communities to meet local needs and shaped by the leadership of parents and volunteers.” Fifty years later, the core values of the Head Start program remain intact. Learn more about Head Start’s 50 years of history at http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/hs/50th-anniversary

Also, did you know that Region 10 Education Service Center is a grantee for Head Start and Early Head Start? Currently, Region 10 is in partnership with 19 school districts for Head Start and 3 school districts for Early Head Start! To learn more about Region 10 Preschool Services, including the Head Start and Early Head Start programs, please click the following link: http://www.region10.org/preschool-services/index/

Kelley Estes-Jones

Kelley Estes-Jones

I am Kelley Estes-Jones, an educator with a special interest in helping young children with and without disabilities, their families, and their educational teams build a solid foundation for future learning and overall success. With a strong foundation built upon developmentally appropriate practices, each child has the opportunity rise to a highly successful future within an inclusive environment. As a consultant on the Preschool Services Team at Region 10 Education Service Center, I am realizing my dream of keeping an eye on preschool and helping children, educators, and families build our future.

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