Maine Legislature Recognizes 50 Years of Head Start in Maine
On May 18, 1965 President Lyndon B. Johnson officially announced Project Head Start from the White House Rose Garden. Head Start launched in the summer of 1965, serving more than 560,000 children and families across America in an eight-week summer program through Head Start Child Development Centers throughout the United States. This week, the Maine Legislature recognized the Maine Head Start Directors’ Association in Augusta on the 50th Anniversary of Head Start in Maine. For more information about the history of Head Start and a timeline, please visit the Office of Head Start 50th Anniversary Timeline.