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Research by Topic Below are links to compilations of research on some of the most important topics for Head Start practitioners. While these aim to gather useful resources and research, they are by no means exhaustive. For additional research sources and strategies for navigating them, visit Accessing and Reading Research.
April 7 - 10, 2017
In 1965, our nation made a commitment to open a window of opportunity for at-risk children through "Project Head Start." In the 50+ years since, nearly 33 million Americans have attended Head Start. Are you one of them?
Head Start Works! Advocacy 101 Toolkit NHSA’s Advocacy 101 Toolkit will provide you with the basic tools and skills necessary to advocate on behalf of Head Start in the media, with elected officials and in your own community.
Ron Herndon Head Start Parent Scholarship This scholarship honors Ron Herndon’s tireless efforts championing Head Start parents. The Ron Herndon scholarship celebrates Head Start parents who, through their own efforts to mobilize other parents and community members, have affected real change in their Head Start programs and/or communities.
Aubrey Puckett Memorial Award National Staff Award in memory of Aubrey Puckett – this award celebrates a Head Start alum (parent or child) now working for a Head Start or Early Head Start program who demonstrates their passion for serving through advocacy, career growth, and being actively involved in their program, community, or the state/national level to benefit Head Start families. Award-specific criteria:
Shaquille O’Neal, former professional basketball player, honorary U.S. Marshall, and recipient of both an MBA and a Doctorate in Education, attended Head Start in Newark, New Jersey.