head start


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head start

n.
1. Sports A start before other contestants in a race.
2. An early start that confers an advantage.

head start

or

head-start

n
an initial advantage in a competitive situation
[originally referring to a horse's having its head in front of others at the start of a race]

head′ start′


n.
1. an advantage given or acquired in any competition, endeavor, etc., as allowing one or more competitors in a race to start before the others.
2. a productive beginning: I'll get a head start on the paperwork this weekend.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.head start - the advantage gained by beginning early (as in a race); "with an hour's start he will be hard to catch"
advantage, vantage - the quality of having a superior or more favorable position; "the experience gave him the advantage over me"

head start

noun start, advantage, help, edge, upper hand A good education gives your child a head start in life.

head start

noun
A factor conducive to superiority and success:
Translations

head start

n (Sport) (fig) to have a head startpartire avvantaggiato/a
References in classic literature ?
Presently one of them uttered a low growl and with flattened head started, sneaking and wary, toward the jungle.
SIUC Head Start currently operates one classroom at the Logan Pre-School.
In a study published in the April issue of AJPH, researchers studied North Carolina Early Head Start, an early education program for low-income children under 3 years old and their families, and their likelihood of using dental care.
"Head Start has unique attributes that make it a strong program," she says.
Today, CCA employs nearly 500 early childhood educators, specialists and staff to deliver Head Start and Early Head Start services.
Charleen Strauch, Head Start's operations director, said the fir tree fell onto the Delight Valley Head Start School in Saginaw about 4 p.m.
The council's preschool Head Start program had been housed in the 100-year-old school building for the past 12 years.
Head Start is the oldest and largest federally funded preschool program in the U.S.
The Study: Researchers looked at the height and weight measurements of 43,748 Michigan children of Head Start age between 2005 and 2013.
The cuts will impact poor families who rely on the service for child care and to help prepare their children for school, says Sally Aman, spokesperson for the National Head Start Association advocacy group.
A 2010 United States Department of Health and Human Services study (Puma, Bell, Cook and Heid, 2010) that concluded that children enrolled in Head Start do see benefits.