Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has signed a proclamation, recognizing October 2013 as Head Start Awareness Month in Georgia. Head Start began promoting school readiness of children ages five and under from low-income families in 1964. President Ronald Reagan officially proclaimed October as Head Start Awareness Month in 1982. Nearly 50 years after Head Start was developed and 31 years after President Reagan’s proclamation, GAYC joins the rest of the early childhood community in celebrating Head Start in Georgia.

To learn more about Head Start in Georgia, read the Governor’s Proclamation and visit the Georgia Head Start Association.