Atchison County Head Start has 24 students this year. They are pictured with their “We Love Head Start” sign.

Head Start is a program of the United States Department of  Health and Human Services. It started as an eight-week summer program in 1965 as part of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society campaign. The Office of Economic Opportunity launched Project Head Start to break the cycle of poverty by providing preschool children of low-income families with a comprehensive program to meet their emotional, social, health, nutritional and psychological needs. To this date, Head Start has served over 35 million low-income children and families.

If you have a 3-5 year old child needing a free preschool experience, there are still openings. Call 660-744-2616 and talk to Patty or Katie.

The children in Ms. Amy’s and Ms. Katie’s class have breezed through the month of October. They were able to catch up on their fall and pumpkin knowledge, and had major fun at the same time. The children participated in a “Boo Bash” to celebrate the end of a successful unit of learning! (Submitted photo)