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Head Start

  1. Sally J. Styfco

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0406

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

How to Cite

Styfco, S. J. 2010. Head Start. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.

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  1. Yale University

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


Head Start is a comprehensive intervention program for young children and their families who live in poverty. It is the largest and longest-running federal program established to prepare this population for a successful entry into elementary school. As such, it has served as a national laboratory for the design, study, and refinement of effective intervention techniques.