The ECE pay gap remains a formidable barrier to a strong early childhood workforce that can effectively partner with children and families.
Senator Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia has been a Head Start champion from the moment she was elected to Congress nearly 20 years ago.
Sylvia Acevedo says: “Today’s Head Start families encourage their kids to dream big and know they can go on to make their dreams a reality.”
When she started school at Slocum Head Start in Waterbury, CT, Representative Jahana Hayes knew that she was a part of a community. “It wasn’t just where children got an education. Parents could also access housing, and healthcare, and community resources. That’s what I understood education to look like-all the people coming together to make…
Victor Jones says: “Head Start shaped me into the person that I am today: someone who aspires to be a fierce advocate for marginalized children.”
Veteran Dominic Barnes draws on his military career and Head Start experience to improve transitions for military-connected students.
Head Start was a game changer for Howie Morales and helped him to blaze new paths for himself and his family members who followed.
Cicely Simpson credits her Head Start for her successful journey from small-town roots to the launch of her own company.
Dr. Jack says: “I want people to see seeking out support as an integral part of one’s personal and social growth. Seeking help is a sign of strength.”
Tyrone Olverson has built an impressive career based on the belief that every child should have the opportunity to succeed.
Dr. Eric Motley says: “Head Start is rightly called Head Start as it is about the head — the cultivation of the mind—and giving kids a little extra push.”
The Neighborhood House Association enriches lives through a continuum of education and wellness services, including staff wellness.