From Wiki:“The Head Start Program is a program of the United States Department of Health and Human Services that provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families. The program’s services and resources are designed to foster stable family relationships, enhance children’s physical and emotional well-being, and establish an environment to develop strong cognitive skills.”You know when it started back in the 60’s, this program was a summer school thing to help prepare kids for kindergarten. Yeah. When a child enters school, the most important things that child needs to know is how to read and count. Shouldn’t the parents – no matter the income level – have already been involved in teaching their young ones these skills? I worked long hours in every job I had. I worked as many as 3 jobs at a time to make ends meet. And yet, I still had time to spend with my children to read to them, to prepare them for the rigors of the educational environment. They could all read by age 3. The library was one of our “fun places” and choosing books a family outing. Counting money (allowance not big but there). planning a budget, working for “extras” from an early age honed their negotiating skills as well. Why would you turn this sacred trust over to the government?