Maybe because most of the children in head start are products of single parent homes, steeped in entitlement and “poverty”. Homes where they are shuffled off to daycare for the village to raise, when mom is at home. Maybe because most of the teachers in headstart haven’t even gotten a high school education themselves. Or it could just mean we haven’t thrown enough money in that direction which I am certain Obama and company are readying to do and tie it into the public school system. The cycle continues.
Oh, you mean Head Start is not a babysitting service?
That certainly isn't true around here. I was a guardian and the Head Start teacher I knew best had a bachelor's degree. I saw job postings and a community college degree was required. The assistants don't generally have either of those.
Also, to those who say it is a daycare program: again that wasn't the case here. I sat in many times and observed active teaching appropriate for the age group with good resource materials. The kids also learned things like table manners and cleaning up the table and play area. You can say it isn't worth the money but what I saw was good quality. No idea what the programs are like in other areas, especially urban zones.