Head Start Program

(noun) A federal program in the United States launched 1965 and expanded in 1981 to provide universal access to emotional, mental, and social support though education, health, and nutrition services to preschool students of low socioeconomic status and their families.

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  • Plural: Head Start Programs

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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “head start program.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 12, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/head-start-program/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

head start program. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/head-start-program/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “head start program.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 12, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/head-start-program/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“head start program.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 12 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/head-start-program/>.