Head Start began in 1965 as part of the War on Poverty. Today Head Start serves families with more complex and longer-lasting stresses than those faced by families in the 1960s. As Head Start builds on its historic accomplishments, the six programs profiled in this report offer creative and different approaches to strengthening Head Start's capacity as a comprehensive family support program. These six programs are: (1) Dade County Head Start, Dade County (Florida); (2) Albina Head Start, Portland (Oregon); (3) The Leaguers Inc., Head Start, Newark (New Jersey); (4) Murray Head Start, Western Kentucky; (5) Santa Clara County Office of Education Head Start, Santa Clara County (California); and (6) Hawkeye Area Community Action Program's Inn Circle Head Start, Cedar Rapids (Iowa). These programs take different approaches to the common goal of offering stronger family support, but they share a vision of collaboration and coordination of Head Start with federal, state, and local entities, and they focus on the family as a whole. These programs take a preventive, rather than interventive, approach and demonstrate a commitment to their communities. Eighteen tables present information about the programs. Notes on methodology are in appendix a, appendix b contains a 36-item suggested bibliography, and appendix c provides information about the history of Head Start. Contains 94 end-notes. (Sld).