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  • Obama Administration Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

    Hispanic Heritage Month highlights the rich heritage of the Latino community and the contributions Hispanics have made to America.

  • Educare: A Catalyst for Change

    Caren Calhoun believes that every child deserves a fair shot at a good education, and that's why she devotes her efforts to working for Tulsa Educare, an organization that tries to break the cycle of poverty by working on Head Start initiatives in the Tulsa area and others.

  • Investing Early in Our Children

    Nearly 50 years ago, Dr. T. Berry Brazelton collaborated with Head Start founders Ed Zigler and Julius Richmond to help build a comprehensive early education program giving every child a chance to make the American Dream come true, for that child, and for all of us.

  • New Perspective and New Opportunities Through Head Start

    Lori Pittman started off in the same position as the people she helps today, so she understands how difficult it can be to provide the education advocacy that kids really need. That's why she has dedicated her time and effort to giving back to the same Head Start program that helped her out so much.

  • Engaging Children and Families in Building a Stronger America

    As a teacher trying to establish our future with the ability to embrace children’s love of learning and spark an interest in school, Roxanne Hiller has prided herself on individualizing for each student and finding a way to reach out to all children and their different development levels. Her hard work enabled her to receive the Educator of the Year Award through the California Head Start Association and her program to receive higher scores in all dimensions nationwide.

  • Building Better Futures for Children and Families

    Rory Sipp has stepped through many roles in the Head Start program and has made it his mission to serve the underprivileged children of the Las Vegas area.

  • Supporting Children Through an Educational Journey

    Angelica Vilaverde knew from a young age she had the makings to be a teacher, but it wasn't until 2009 when she found out how much of an impact she would have on the lives of students. Working with low-income, at-risk families brought some challenges Angelica's way but what drew her in as an Early Head Start teacher was listening to their stories and using parents as a key instrument in their child’s successful educational journey.

  • Empowering Families Through Head Start

    After her daughter was born with Down Syndrome, Ginger West began looking for advice for the problems that were sure to arise. Luckily advice found her in the form of The Learning Center for Families (TLC) Early Head Start (EHS) programs. Since then Ginger has made it a mission to help promote these programs to her community and state.

  • Creating an Environment of Change for Tribal Head Start

    Renetta Goeson has made it her mission to improve the schooling of children in her tribe, the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate (SWO) of the Lake Traverse Reservation. Her goal is to provide an environment in which children are respected as sacred and capable and of having enormous potential.

  • Collective Impact for Positive Change

    The Baraga-Houghton-Keweenaw Child Development Board provides high-quality early childhood services to children and families including health and wellness services, such as pregnancy education, breast feeding support, home visiting, health and developmental screenings, and medical and dental care.