Michigan Head Start Association News

Overweight, obese kids achieved healthier weights after participating in Head Start

Ann Arbor, Mich. -- Preschoolers who entered Head Start overweight or obese had achieved a healthier weight status than children in a comparison groups by the time they entered kindergarten, according to new research from the University of Michigan. The research, published today in the journal... read more

Children and Laughter: A winning combination

Laughter is an easily learned and reinforced developmental skill. Often when we think about children, we have a vision of fun, play and laughter. Play is learning for children and laughter is a big part of play. Michigan State University Extension offers programming for families that reinforce how... read more

The Global Cardboard Challenge

STEM Play in Head Start: The Global Cardboard Challenge At the Clinton Global Initiative’s CGI America 2014, the National Head Start Association, Lakeshore Learning Materials, and Imagination Foundation committed to engage America's youngest learners in Head Start centers in the Global Cardboard... read more

Detroit Can Model Early Childhood Success

Detroit Free Press (Guest Column) - Imagine a community, region and state where babies are born healthy, and where curious children are arriving at kindergarten doors ready for school and life success. Parents and caregivers are engaged, educated and meeting the challenge of raising successful... read more
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One Approach To Head Start: To Help Kids, Help Their Parents

By Eric Westervelt, NPR President Obama has called repeatedly on Congress to help states pay for "high-quality preschool" for all. In fact, those two words — "high quality" — appear time and again in the president's prepared remarks. They are also a refrain among early childhood education advocates... read more