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HEAD START OF WASHINGTON COUNTY PLANTS ROSE BUSHES TO COMMEMORATE 50 YEARS OF HEAD START

Monday, May 18th, 2015 , the children and staff at Head Start of Washington County will plant rose bushes in honor of Head Start’s 50th Anniversary.
Exactly 50 years ago today, President Lyndon B. Johnson stood in the White House Rose Garden to announce the creation of Project Head Start, a federal effort designed to ensure at-risk children across the nation received a quality early childhood experience.  Rose bushes will be planted at three of the Head Start sites, Martin Luther King Center, Sargent Shriver Center and at the Administration Office.  The rose bushes were donated by Teaching Strategies, LLC.

Since its creation in 1965, Head Start has served 32 million children and their families, providing comprehensive early learning services that get at-risk children ready for kindergarten and set families on the path toward self-sufficiency.  Head Start of Washington County joins children and families from coast to coast who are planting rose bushes to celebrate 50 years of success and renew their shared commitment to 50 more years.

“As Executive Director of Head Start of Washington County, I have seen firsthand how Head Start’s complete approach to high-quality early learning has been life changing for children and families in Washington County,” said Paul Pittman.  “As we recognize this milestone, Head Start continues to work to ensure that every child, regardless of circumstances at birth has an opportunity to succeed.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Children and Staff will participate at the two following sites:

10:00 a.m.  Martin Luther King Head Start Center
                       131 West North Avenue
                       Hagerstown, Md.

10:30 a.m.   Sargent Shriver Head Start Center
                         837 Spruce Street
                         Hagerstown, Md.

11:00 a.m.  Head Start Offices
                        325 Memorial Blvd
                        Hagerstown, Md.

 

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