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Minot Headstart gets new leader

Karen Knowles takes charge of local education program

September 16, 2013

New Minot Headstart director Karen Knowles caught the teaching bug back in the 1990s and it hasn’t left her....

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Sep-16-13 9:09 AM

EB - where in the article does it say that all families are served/eligible? Think it's still for low income families generally, apparently a threshold for disabled kids, too. I think the classes for parents are just as important as the child education. "There is a long waiting list for Early Head Start, though Knowles said fewer children are eligible than in years past. Fewer families meet federal income guidelines..."

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Sep-16-13 8:25 AM

The Head Start Program is a program of the United States Department of Health and Human Services that provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families. The program's services and resources are designed to foster stable family relationships, enhance children's physical and emotional well-being, and establish an environment to develop strong cognitive skills. Launched in 1965 by its creator and first director Jule Sugarman, Head Start was originally conceived as a catch-up summer school program that would teach low-income children in a few weeks what they needed to know to start kindergarten.

Supposed to be for low income families, are all families low income?

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