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1965 - 2015
50 Years of Opportunity
Celebrating Head Start's 50th Anniversary

About the Anniversary

For 50 years Head Start has been the premier model for providing the whole child an opportunity for success in school and in life. Since the summer of 1965, more than 32 million children have benefitted from Head Start’s comprehensive services - they have become business women and men, professors, teachers, lawyers, mayors, Members of Congress, athletes, foundation Presidents, Grammy-winning musicians, poets, and parents.

The National Head Start Association has organized a full year of celebrations, beginning with a rally on the grounds of the Capitol in Washington, DC and ending with a White House Rose Garden commemoration. In between, there will be events in which every Head Start program can participate. 

Map of local events, press, and Congressional participation

NHSA has compiled a national map of 50th celebrations. Check back as we continue to update it with new events and press!


50th Anniversary Logo Toolkit

As our community prepares to celebrate Head Start’s accomplishments over the past 50 years, it is important to come together and present a unified voice. In addition to a year-long calendar of national events and activities, NHSA has put together a 50th Anniversary Logo Toolkit that will enable everyone in the field join together in celebration.

The toolkit includes Head Start’s 50th Anniversary logo in a number of formats and sizes that you can display anywhere to show Head Start’s achievements. It also features a PDF guide to the use of the logo.

So if you want something to add to conference materials, a Facebook cover photo, a website banner, or even just a small logo for your letterhead, download the toolkit!