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Meet Natalie Hankins, NHSA’s 2022 Aubrey Puckett Awardee

Aubrey Puckett Memorial Awardee Natalie Hankins says “the wonderful and positive outcomes on children and their families” keeps her going.

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Alumni Spotlight: Angela Groves

Head Start alumna Angela Groves supports families in rural communities. Head Start is often the only program for kids in those small, rural areas.

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Black History Month: Remembering Dr. Willie Epps

Dr. Willie Epps of Tchula, Mississippi left an indelible mark on the world of early learning over the course of his distinguished career.

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Safe, Innovative, and Timely: Leadership During Difficult Times

Dr. Deidre Jones shares her experience developing innovative solutions to provide education services to children during difficult times.

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Alumni Spotlight: Living History

When Dr. Iris Cumberbatch’s mother learned about Head Start, she signed her up right away. She didn’t know it then, but they were making history!

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Head Start at the 2023 State of the Union

Thirteen members of the Head Start community attended the 2023 State of the Union, including three special guests.

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Head Start Parent Advocates for Access to Quality Child Care

Theresa Carter, Head Start parent from Step Forward Head Start in Ohio, shared her inspiring story at the 2023 Winter Leadership Institute.

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Program of Excellence: New St. Paul

NHSA Program of Excellence New St. Paul shares their exemplary work to provide safe and healthy environments throughout the pandemic.

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Head Start State Collaboration Office Spotlight: Missouri

Missouri Head Start State Collaboration Office Director Stacey Wright is powerful example of the impact Collaboration Offices can have.

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All We Accomplished Together in 2022

From funding increases, to coming together to celebrate the promise of Head Start, we are proud of all we have accomplished together in 2022.

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Head Start “Opens World of Possibilities” for Mom and Daughter

Head Start created a formal leadership and policymaking role for parents and community members called the Policy Council.

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Meet Paris Hill, NHSA’s 2022 Herndon Scholarship Awardee

Ron Herndon Head Start Parent Scholarship 2022 awardee Paris Hill says that Head Start has been instrumental in reaching her goals.

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