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Head Start

In January of 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared The War on Poverty in his State of the Union speech. Shortly thereafter, Sargent Shriver took the lead in assembling a panel of experts to develop a comprehensive child development program that would help communities meet the needs of disadvantaged preschool children. Part of the government’s thinking on poverty was influenced by new research on the effects of poverty, as well as on the impacts of education. This research indicated an obligation to help disadvantaged groups, compensating for inequality in social or economic conditions. Head Start was designed to help break the cycle of poverty, providing preschool children of low-income families with a comprehensive program to meet their emotional, social, health, nutritional and psychological needs.

Our Vision

We are an organization of excellence supporting a highly qualified and dedicated staff that inspires children and families to achieve their full potential which prepares them for a successful and fulfilling life.


How We Can Assist Your Family and Kids


A Head Start for School, A Head Start for Life

We can talk all day about the benefits of Head Start, but the numbers speak for themselves. Learn more about the goals and progress Geminus Head Start is making for families in Northwest Indiana.