ERIC Number: ED413112
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Head Start Success Stories: Accounts of Personal Achievements.
National Head Start Association, Alexandria, VA.
This publication presents a collection of true stories that demonstrate the ways in which children's, parent's, and staff's lives have been enriched as a result of their involvement with Project Head Start. The stories describe remarkable achievements of individuals, often made in the face of great disadvantages and difficult circumstances, which illustrate, through real-life situations Head Start's benefits to children, families, and communities. The individual's accomplishments and the role Head Start played in his or her life and success are summarized. The first section of the collection consists of 135 Head Start graduate success stories, and lists the role Head Start played in the graduates' successful education. The second section consists of 170 parent success stories, and shows the importance of the support and assistance Head Start parents received. The third section consists of 136 staff success stories, and shows the success of Head Start volunteers and employees. The fourth section consists of 126 testimonials from persons involved in a variety of ways with the Head Start Program. (SD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Community Benefits, Community Development, Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged, Family Life, Outcomes of Education, Parent Participation, Preschool Education, Profiles, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Self Esteem, Student Improvement
National Head Start Association, P.O. Box 753, Waldorf, MD 20604-0753; phone: 800-687-5044 (Catalog No. P125; members, $20, plus $4 shipping; nonmembers, $25, plus $6 shipping. Make check, money order, or purchase order payable to NHSA. VISA and MasterCard accepted).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Head Start Association, Alexandria, VA.