Head Start Is Launched

1965

Head Start, a federal education program, gives grants for preschool education for low-income students. Designed to help break the cycle of poverty, the program provides education enrichment to young children so they can enter school with similar skills as higher-income students. Head Start is enthusiastically received by education and child-development specialists, community leaders and parents. It quickly expands to serve families in urban and rural areas in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. territories.