Happy birthday, Head Start!

May 15, 2023
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Happy Birthday Head Start

Since 1965, Head Start programs have impacted the lives of millions of children and families nationwide. 

In 2005, MARC Head Start was named the Head Start grantee for Clay, Platte and Jackson counties by the U.S. Administration for Children and Families. Today, MARC Head Start serves more than 2,400 infants, toddlers and preschoolers in Missouri.

“The MARC Head Start network provides comprehensive, high-quality early education that serves pregnant women and children birth-through-5. MARC Head Start programs facilitate healthy development including physical and social/emotional development and prepare children for school success,” said Kasey Lawson, interim director of MARC Early Learning and Head Start.

The MARC Head Start difference includes a network of providers and support agencies that work together to provide quality services effectively and efficiently to children and their families. Additional services include training for the early education workforce, mobile medical services to remove barriers to high-quality medical and dental care for children, technology and apps to better reach families, and family engagement activities.

Visit MARCHeadStart.org for more information on services provided, locations, enrollment, our providers, policies and procedures, training and how to get involved.