MEMO To Self: Check out newest Head Start Gains
While I am not disputing the benefits of Head Start in the past. After all, anything we can do to help under-privileged kids catch up on their numbers, colors, alphabet, grooming, social skills, etc. must be good. And, it has been. New results are out, and ALL academic gains realized by Head Start participants seem to completely disappear by 3rd grade. Time for a tune up to Head Start everywhere. Maybe time for some of the Head Start chapters to close down or up their game. W can get pure baby-sitting for less money, and a decently trained child care worker can certainly work on teeth brushing, social skills, colors, numbers, and letters. Report was released by US Department of Health and Human Services.