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Head Start Stories

Head Start is truly an amazing program that educates not only the child but the entire family.

– family service advocate, Rock Hill, SC

I hope to be the person that I needed—the person that Head Start made sure was there for my family when we needed it.

– Head Start parent, Scottsbluff, NE

These two community members volunteer on the Sault Tribe Head Start Health Services Advisory Committee.

– Head Start program, Marie, MI

It has been my pleasure to give the same care and nurturing to children and families (at Head Start) that I and my children once received.

– Head Start administrator, Calvert County, MD

The Head Start initiative will forever be close to my heart because it is the very place where I began interacting with the world and it has made the difference in my life.

– Head Start parent and graduate, Coral Springs, FL

It gave me a jump start when I was going into kindergarten; I had already had interaction with other kids and knew how to do lots of stuff.

– former Head Start student, Rocky Mountain, VA

I was able to see the results and believe the Head Start program makes a REAL difference.

– Head Start graduate and teacher, Washington, DC

... I'm a witness that Head Start works. I have been employed for 40 years and I still maintain employment with Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) Head Start.

– Head Start teacher, Pahokee, FL

With a hand up from programs like Head Start, I was able to graduate near the top of my Texas public high school class, from Stanford University, and from the master in business administration program at San Francisco State.

– former Head Start student, Oakland, CA

So many times, our Head Start parents focus on the well-being of their child, and many times neglect their own health and well-being.

– Head Start employee, Southfield, MI