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The Head Start Impact Study Final Report

Michael Puma, Stephen Bell, Ronna Cook, Camilla Heid, et al.


January 1, 2010
Since its beginning in 1965 as a part of the War on Poverty, Head Start’s goal has been to boost the school readiness of low-income children. Based on a “whole child” model, the program provides comprehensive services that include preschool education; medical, dental, and mental health care; nutrition services; and efforts to help parents foster their child’s development.  Head Start services are designed to be responsive to each child’s and family’s ethnic, cultural, and linguistic heritage.
Focus Areas
United Kingdom & Europe
North America