Head Start Highlights Its Positive Impacts on Hawaii at Legislative Informational Briefing–October 24, 2014Posted on Oct 28, 2014 in Featured, News and Updates
In recognition of October as Head Start Awareness month, and to celebrate Head Start’s 50th anniversary in 2015, the Head Start Association, through the coordination and support of the Head Start State Collaboration Office, participated in a legislative informational briefing before the joint House-Senate Education committees on Oct. 24, 2014.
The purpose of the briefing was to increase awareness of Hawaii Head Start’s role within the State’s early childhood system and its positive impact on children, families, staff, and communities as Head Start celebrate 50 years of innovation and accomplishments in 2015. Presenters addressed the quality, accountability, and effectiveness of the program and highlighted its comprehensive services, two-generational program approach which impacts just over 3,000 young children from birth to age 5, and their families, each year in Hawaii. A robust question-and-answer period followed a PowerPoint presentation.