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Head Start 50th Anniversary

The National Head Start Association and the Early Head Start program at Carey Services will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the national program with a Red, White and Blue day on Wednesday, Sept. 17.

“Education is not a problem,” President Lyndon B. Johnson said 50 years ago. “Education is an opportunity” Head Start has opened that window of opportunity for the nation’s most at-risk children and families since Johnson signed legislation creating the program.

On Wednesday, Head Start students, teachers, staff members, parents and supporters will be wearing red, white and blue to help celebrate the anniversary.

Carey Services’ Early Head Start program provides services for families in Grant and Blackford counties. The program provides services for expectant mothers through children up to age 3.

For information about Carey Services’ Early Head Start program, call (765) 668-8961.

For information about the 50th anniversary of the national Head Start program, visit their website.