Head Start was created in 1965, implemented by President Johnson, as a part of the war on poverty. The War of Poverty was put into effect to address the needs of America’s poorest children and to help them catch up with their higher income counterparts. The program was designed to help break the “cycle of poverty” by providing preschool children with a comprehensive program to meet their emotional, social, health, nutritional, and psychological needs. Head Start programs have kept the core values that the program was built upon. The program has undergone many other improvements and has played a major role in focusing the attention of the nation to the importance of early childhood education.