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October 2017
Head Start Awareness Month


The entire month of October!


Spreading the mission of Head Start!


Find out more about our activities below!

October was first proclaimed Head Start Awareness Month by President Ronald Reagan on October 22, 1982. Ever since, October has been a month for our community to celebrate the life changing impact of Head Start.

How can you participate?

Here are example activities from previous years. Have other ideas or suggestions? Email NHSA's Olivia Goumbri at!

  • Hold a Guest Reader Day with special guests from your community
    (Example 1) (Example 2)
  • Introduce a new activity for you kids at your center
  • Hold a Celebration with an advocate or ambassador for your program
  • Hold a Block Party or Community Event
  • Invite a member of your local police force to visit and celebrate with you
    (Example 1) (Example 2)

Social Media

Posting photos, infographics, and inspirational quotes are a great way to spread awareness. We are also encouraging Head Start supporters throughout the country to post on your social media accounts using the hashtag #HeadStartAwareness and tag your community leaders or members of Congress!