Staff, children and families all over the district have engaged in celebrations this spring as a part of the anniversary.
The federal Head Start program, begun on May 18, 1965 with a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden, was a part of President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty.
The first classes were held as a six week summer demonstration program to provide low income children a “head start” for kindergarten. Fifty years later, the program exists all across the nation and has served 30 million children in a variety of program options.
The CSISD program serves 196 preschool children in eight elementary campus classrooms and 100 infants and toddlers in the home based option.