Annotation: This video covers the history of the Head Start program in the U.S., starting with the social and political climate of the 1960s and continuing through the 45th anniversary of the program in 2010. The video describes the changes made to the program over its lifespan, including expansions to a full year and full day program as well as its transition to being fully-funded by the federal government. The presentation concludes with the number of children served in the program and an emphasis on the program’s mission- to ensure that children are prepared to succeed.
Head Start 1965.Year Developed: 2010. Source: n.a.. Presenter(s): Arne Duncan; Yvette Sanchez Fuentes. Type: Video. Level: Introductory. Length: 10 minutes.
Annotation: This video addresses the history and the current status of the Head Start program in the U.S. It begins by explaining the purpose of the program and its role in improving school readiness for children. Next, it describes the four major components of the program: Education, Health, Parental Involvement and Social Services. The presentation goes on to discuss the history of the program as a part of the War on Poverty in the 1960s. The video concludes with a description of the recent increases in funding for the program and the recent changes in funding structure; both changes will lead to more enrollees, a higher quality of programs for participants and more competition amongst Head Start grantees.
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