The Head Start Advantage




This 18-minute documentary film explores the lives of Head Start students, parents, teachers, and alumni working to envision and create a better world for all Americans. Watch the film and you’ll get to know Head Start families throughout the country and see first-hand how the program has given more than 33 million Americans a head start on their education. 

In the film, we meet Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation; Sylvia Acevedo, Interim CEO of Girl Scouts of America; and Cornell William Brooks, President of the NAACP, all Head Start alumni and lifelong advocates for the program. Collectively, they paint a moving picture of Head Start’s enormous impact as an investment in our nation’s greatest resource: our children. It takes a visual dive into the findings of five decades of early childhood education research vividly illustrating how education begins at birth.

Find out more about Head Start visit: www.nhsa.org

Thank you, Daydream Reels (DaydreamReels.org), for producing the documentary!


President Lyndon B. Johnson introduce Project Head Start on May 18, 1965. In his speech from the White House Rose Garden, Johnson described Head Start as "one of the most exciting programs that this Nation has ever undertaken."