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Obese preschoolers may slim down with Head Start, study says

Head Start programs have been shown to help poor children do better in school, but they may also help them fight obesity, a study suggests. Read more »

Jan. 11, 2015

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Chasing the American dream one step at a time

Although the American dream is becoming more elusive in today's up-and-down economy, a Provo woman is determined to reach it for herself and her children. Read more »

Jan. 3, 2015

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Contributions provide gifts to brighten Head Start families' Christmas

Santa arrived early at Salt Lake CAP Head Start in recent days. On Monday, hundreds of clients received gifts through the annual Operation Chimney Drop program. Late... Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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Two-generation approach holds promise in overcoming poverty, community partners say

Even though a new national report shows Utah fares better than many states on measurements of poverty, the numbers are "unacceptable," says Lori Bays, director of Salt... Read more »

Nov. 12, 2014

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Head Start programs work but need changes

Head Start’s comprehensive, two-generational approach helps children be socially and academically prepared for kindergarten and parents to reach goals of adult... Read more »

Oct. 12, 2014

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It's time to consider Head Start 3.0

Head Start began as a key component of the War on Poverty. After nearly 50 years, however, the nature of poverty in America has changed. Read more »

Oct. 1, 2014

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