Headstart was for teaching basic skills to pre-schoolers. that their parents failed to do. Now it has been expanded thru 5 th grade in true bureacrat lunacy. Now it is not even being run by the school system. Does that tell you something ?The gov. just wants to get hold of them sooner, to brainwash them into the Gov. way of thinking. Headstart was proven not to work, But like all Gov. programs, they go on forever.