Heads Up

In 2009, preschool program New Haven Head Start was found to violate sixteen different federal regulations. How has it cleaned up its act?

In Allison Peruso’s classroom, twenty children sit in a circle, quiet and cross-legged. “I thought it would be good for you to watch me write,” Mrs. Peruso says as she prints “Today is Tuesday” on the board in red marker. After leading a chorus of the “Days of the Week” song, sung to the tune of “the Addams Family,” she points to the words she has written. Children raise their hands eagerly to answer. Many can read the letters on the board. If I didn’t. . . Read more
Aria Thaker