How Early Intervention Affect The Development Of Young Children Enrolled Into The Early Head Start Program And Their Families

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How does early intervention affect the development of young children enrolled into the Early Head Start program and their families?"
Introduction
The History of Early Head Start Early head start is a program that stemmed out of Head Start. In January of 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared the war on poverty in his state of the union speech. Shortly thereafter, Sargent Shriver took the lead in bringing together a panel of experts that included nutritionists, psychologist and researchers in education to develop a comprehensive child development program that would help communities meet the needs of disadvantaged preschool children between aged three to five years old. This huge program was called Head Start. Through the years Head Start has grown and with this growth a new program emerged to help the children age zero to three. Early head start was incorporated in 1994 with the reauthorization of the Head Start Act, it was established as a program to serve infants and toddlers under the age of 3, and pregnant women. Early Head Start was established with many goals in mind that were centered on the families. The structure will help support the families across a wide variety of domains. The goals were established to help families grow as an individual unit and part of a community by providing resources that will enhance the lives of the children that they serve (Head Start, 2016).
The Principles of Early Head Start
The nine principles of early head start are an…

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