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Office of Head Start Blog

Dr. Deborah Bergeron

Getting Ready for Receiving Schools

By Dr. Deborah Bergeron

Watch this video blog from Dr. Deborah Bergeron to learn five ways Head Start programs can connect with the schools that will receive their children.

deborah bergeron

A New Focus on School Readiness

By Dr. Deborah Bergeron

In this short video, Dr. Deborah Bergeron discusses her expectations for Head Start programs to work with the public schools who will receive their Head Start children.

David Jones

Celebrating Special Fathers

By David A. Jones

Let's celebrate those fathers who go deep in an effort to better understand and embrace their differently abled child, as well as celebrate, enhance, and support their child's milestones.

anne lineham reading with child

Quiz Yourself! Head Start Program Performance Standards

By Ann Linehan

It has been a year since the revised Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS) were launched. Take a look back at all the work done by Head Start programs and the Office of Head Start OHS in updating policies and practices to implement the HSPPS.

Two girls hugging on the playground

Preventing Bullying

By Sangeeta Parikshak

Bullying is a serious issue that is linked to mental health issues for the bullies as well as the victims. Often, bullying is discussed in the context of children in grade school or higher. However, pre-bullying behaviors can be identified as early as age 3.

logo for national immuinization awareness month 2016

A Healthy Start: Five Reasons to Encourage Families to Vaccinate Their Children

By Marco Beltran and Adriann Hawkins

It is time to remind parents and early childhood providers that children need vaccines right from the start.

David A. Jones

Reflections of Fathers

By David A. Jones

I realize I am not very much different than millions of other men who find themselves saddled with the awesome responsibility of having to father a child when they have not been fathered themselves. Yet, in most instances, they do the best they can, drawing upon their own experiences and things they learned along the way.

Steve Osunsami

#HeadStartStrong: Head Start Kids Grown Up, Strong and Successful

By Judy Sarasohn

What does Xyus, the 17-month-old son of a Northern Virginian single mom, have in common with Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation? Or Bonnie St. John, a Paralympic skier?