Quincy Early Childhood Elementary celebrates 50 years of Head Start

Head Start programs around the country are celebrating Head Starts 50th anniversary.HeadStart

This is a national program that was apart of president Johnson’s war on poverty and gives every vulnerable child an opportunity to succeed.

The national Association for the advancement of young child celebrates this week each year to honor those who work within the profession.

This also marks the 50th year that Quincy Public schools has had the program.

Those at the early childhood education center kicked of their celebration by having students and staff dress up in different themes each day.

Today the children and staff came dressed up as different characters from the movie “Frozen”.

Doing this incorporates the students into the celebration and makes them apart of the week.

Other themes this week has included: Sports day, pajama day and rockstar/popstar day.

Next week they will be celebrating the 50 years as a program prior to the board meeting.

All past staff is invited to come in for the reception that will take you down memory lane with a display of pictures, and memorabilia.

Several members that started with the program in 1965 will be there.

Talk about the future of the early childhood program will also be had.


Story from KHQA.