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Something better for my children : the history and people of Head Start

Author: Kay Mills
Publisher: New York : Dutton, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Something Better for My Children, award-winning journalist Kay Mills takes you inside Head Start, from its inception in 1965 to the obstacles and challenges it faces today. And she does something that hasn't been done before: She reveals the human side of this controversial program that has endured for over thirty years, surviving hard times, racism, and even violence. Mills spent two years visiting Head Start  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mills, Kay.
Something better for my children.
New York : Dutton, ©1998
(OCoLC)606980939
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kay Mills
ISBN: 0525943285 9780525943280
OCLC Number: 37546823
Description: vi, 338 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Making the Promise --
The First Day of School at Watts Towers Center --
Stonewall, Texas: How It All Began --
Mississippi: The Fight for Control --
Meeting the People --
Fort Belknap, Montana: A Powwow to Preserve a Culture --
Auburn, Alabama: Reaching Beyond the Classroom --
Westley, California: Seasons on the Soil --
Montgomery County, Maryland: Head Start in a Suburban School System --
Where Are They Now? --
Tackling the Problems --
Minneapolis: Who Shall Teach? --
Getting Men Involved, Getting Communities Involved --
Getting It Together --
Getting Healthy, Staying Healthy --
Keeping It Together --
Considering the Prospects --
Ways to Serve More Children, Longer --
Meeting Conditions: Head Start Adapts --
Summing Up and Looking Ahead --
The Last Day of School at Watts Towers Center.
Responsibility: Kay Mills.

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In Something Better for My Children, award-winning journalist Kay Mills takes you inside Head Start, from its inception in 1965 to the obstacles and challenges it faces today. And she does something that hasn't been done before: She reveals the human side of this controversial program that has endured for over thirty years, surviving hard times, racism, and even violence. Mills spent two years visiting Head Start programs across the nation, from a migrant labor camp in rural California to an Indian reservation in Montana, from the racially divided deep South to a center in Minneapolis where parents are also teachers. Her in-depth encounters provide an illuminating look at what Head Start has accomplished, and what it has yet to achieve. You will hear the stories of those whose lives Head Start has affected most - the children themselves, whose destinies are so powerfully shaped by this crucial program. In Mills's inspiring firsthand accounts, these intensely personal chronicles become the success stories of men and women whose lives have been dramatically changed by their involvement with Head Start.

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