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    Founded in 1965, the Head Start program was part of President Lyndon Johnson's war on poverty. This federally funded program focuses on supporting low-income children in a variety of ways. Their social, emotional, nutritional, psychological and overall health needs are addressed. The purpose is quite literally to give underprivileged children a "head start" so that they will have a better chance of succeeding in school and beyond. Head Start primarily targets preschool children ages 3-5 years, but there is now also an Early Head Start program that support infants, toddlers, pregnant women and their families who are living below the federal poverty level. These children and families are supported in language and literacy, general knowledge,…

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    Just as any great structure requires a strong foundation to stand erect hence a person requires a proper foundational education in order to sustain growth within a thriving environment. People of color such as Hispanics are seen in high numbers migrating to states where the farming industry is in need of hard working families to work the fields. This industrious economy attracts Hispanics throughout different seasons which displaces children throughout the school year. The Migrant Head Start…

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    children attend early childhood programs for various reasons and the attendance of children in these programs is constantly increasing. These classrooms and centers are where children spend much of their waking hours on a daily basis. Therefore, parents carefully choose the type of program and environment wherein to place their child. Since so many different types of early childhood education programs exist, parents have multiple options to select from when deciding on a childcare center.…

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    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…

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    On Thursday, September 24, 2015 I went to the Judith P. Hoyer Family Learning Center, a Head Start Early Childhood Program, on 8909 Riggs Road in Adelphi, MD. This learning center is the Central Head Start Office in Prince Georges County. While there, I spoke with Ms. Sandra Kee, the current program supervisor employed under Prince George’s County Public Schools in the Early Childhood Programs department. Head Start is a federally funded agency which began in the summer of 1865 as a part of…

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    succeed later in their educational career. Several programs have been established to help with this concept. There are several programs for children starting at birth, and continuing until the child is 5 years old. Programs continue for children ages 5 through 8 years old as well. The programs that have been put in place have made a difference in the educational success for the children that participated. In early childhood education, educators have had and still have disputes about certain…

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    Assignment 1 Head Start The social welfare policy that I have selected for this assignment is the Head Start Act Sec. 635. [42 U.S.C. 9801], also commonly referred to as Head Start. The Head Start Program can be traced back to 1965 during the Lyndon B. Johnson United States presidential era of the “Great Society” and “War on Poverty”. According to Marx (2011), “Housed in the Office of Economic Opportunity, these CAP agencies were given several objectives: to plan and coordinate local services…

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    Because most mothers must work outside of the home in this day and time, children between the ages of two and six are spending much of their time in an early childhood program. (Berk, ) Characteristics of a quality early childhood program would include a well trained staff, a low staff to child ratio, effective administration, and a stimulating learning curriculum that would enhance the child’s learning experience. A quality educational program would have the children’s best interest in mind.…

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    Professional domain: Education has been my professional domain. I started to work at a private nonprofit agency, “The Children’s Center of Cicero Berwyn” in 2005. I worked as a teacher for two years and later became an assessment coordinator for Early Reading First, Roots of Language and Literacy (ROLL) project, followed by Health and Disabilities coordinator, then Early Head Start director and Pre-K director. I also taught a semester at Northeastern Illinois University in fall of 2011. Current…

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    Enrichment Services Program, Inc. (ESP) is submitting a letter of interest for the Rural Integration Models for Parents and Children to Thrive (IMPACT) Demonstration aimed to focus efforts, using a two – generation approach, on reducing childhood poverty in Clay County, Georgia. The Demonstration Project’s contact person will be Marquitta Williams, Development Coordinator. The project will be implemented by the agency’s Department of Early Childhood & Family Services, which provides Early Head…

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