Sign-On and Coalition Letters

CTAP Working Group Letter Supporting RISE from Trauma Act

NHSA and CTAP urged the Committee to include provisions from the bipartisan Resilience, Investment, Support, and Expansion (RISE) from Trauma Act.

Sign-On Letter: Child Nutrition Reauthorization

Letter urging Congress to reach am agreement on Child Nutrition Reauthorization and ensure the Child and Adult Care Food Program is updated.

FY23 Monitoring Process for Head Start and Early Head Start

In late October, the Office of Head Start published an Information Memorandum which outlines the monitoring process for FY23, including CLASS video pilots to be conducted. In response to concerns from the Head Start community, NHSA sent this letter urging OHS to allow grant recipients to opt out of the video CLASS pilot knowing how…

Sign-On Letter: Fiscal Year 2023 Omnibus Appropriations

NHSA joined 410 organizations by signing-on to the Fiscal Year 2023 Omnibus Appropriations letter that the Coalition on Human Needs organized.

Letter to HHS: Final Rule Regarding COVID-19 Vaccination

NHSA wrote to Health and Human Services Secretary Becerra to urge the prompt and urgent release of a final rule regarding COVID-19 vaccination for Head Start and Early Head Start staff. While our community is grateful for the September 2022 announcement by the Administration for Children and Families finally aligning the masking requirement in the…

Sign-On Letter: FY23 Early Childhood Education Letter

The NHSA joins the forces urging members of Congress to expand early childhood education budget support in FY23 appropriations. 

Automatic Benefit for Children Coalition Letter

A sign-on letter from the Automatic Benefit for Children (ABC) Coalition to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to support families.

Home Visiting Coalition MIECHV Reauthorization Letter

Home Visiting Coalition is advocating for a reauthorization of the MIECHV program by September 30, 2022.

Letter to HHS: When Can We Expect a Final Rule?

NHSA wrote to HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra, as Head Start programs prepare for the school year, to ask: when can we expect a final rule?

Coalition Letter: Asking for a Final Rule on Masking and Vaccinations

NHSA—along with state, regional, and national Head Start associations—sent a letter to HHS Secretary Becerra stating that Head Start needs a final rule before the school year begins.

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NHSA Issue Areas

NHSA advocates on a range of early childhood education public policy issues.

Federal Register Comments

NHSA files written submissions on issues related to Head Start in the Federal Register.

Congressional Testimony

NHSA routinely provide testimony to the Senate and House committees of Congress.