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Issue Position: Education - Head Start

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A solid education begins with a strong foundation. In 1965, Head Start was created to lay that foundation for low-income children. Head Start provides health, education and nutritional information to prepare children for kindergarten.

In May 2007, Rep. Eshoo voted for, and the House passed, H.R. 1429, the Improving Head Start Act, to reauthorize and improve Head Start through fiscal year 2012. The bill will expand access to Head Start and improve program quality so that more children arrive at kindergarten ready to succeed.

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