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October is Head Start Awareness Month!

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.

The National Head Start Association (NHSA), in collaboration with many of their partners, has lots of surprises and activities in store for Head Start programs. .

To kick things off, the NHSA launched Books Building Bridges. This national initiative will enable your Head Start program to build new partnerships with your local police department through an ongoing reading program. The aim is to build new relationships and improve existing ones by inviting police to read with your children on a consistent basis. What better time to begin than now, to celebrate Head Start Awareness Month. Please take a minute to learn more and get started today!

The NHSA is also launching the 2017-2018 Dollar per Child campaign this month. Every Monday, we’ll have a Money, Money, Money Monday social media challenge – a fun way to spread awareness about Head Start and get your colleagues and friends involved. At the end of the month, we’ll have a special treat – a matching contribution campaign, with one of our celebrity supporters! But we need you to start now, so we can continue to ensure Head Start has the most powerful voice for children in Washington and your state capitals. Make your contribution today!

And last but not least, NHSA is excited to launch several new and impactful partnerships this month which will serve to further deepen ties between Head Start programs and their local community. They include Sesame Street, the Girl Scouts and Reading is Fundamental – check out our Head Start Awareness Month page and start planning your celebrations today!