Become a Member
Together we are the biggest and loudest advocates for Head Start children, families, and communities.
A Strong Voice
National membership gives NHSA the power to advocate on behalf of Head Start before Congress and the Administration.
Learning & Leadership
Along with many exclusive resources, membership provides learning opportunities at NHSA's six annual conferences.
NHSA members have access to weekly and monthly newsletters, exciting new partner initiatives, The Block, and many helpful resources and documents.
|Member-only news and critical analysis of federal legislation that affects Head Start programs||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Access to free year-round professional development webinars||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Eligibility for scholarships and awards that recognize the valuable contributions of Head Start programs, partners, staff, and parents.||✓||✓|
|Discounted registration for NHSA conferences and other NHSA training events||✓||✓||✓|
|Discounted registration for additional professional development opportunities at The Academy||✓||✓||✓|
|Access to The Block, a community engagement platform designed for networking||✓||✓||✓|
|Eligibility to participate in the Program of Excellence Accreditation||✓|
|Access to NHSA's Disaster Relief Fund assistance||✓||✓||✓|
|Discounted posts on The Career Center||✓||✓|
|New Benefit - July 2022: Access to Starling Minds Mental Fitness Program for Head Start Staff||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|New Benefit - July 2022: Access to eMentorMatch, a site to find mentors and build relationships||✓||✓||✓|
NHSA offers more membership benefits than ever before!
Starting July 2022, NHSA will offer mental wellness support to members through Ayogo. Ayogo is a new service for programs to access Cognitive Behavioral Therapy counselors to work on resilience and assist with life events. Through NHSA Membership at the Program Level, Ayogo is available to every employee of the member organization as well as their families at no additional cost.
Starting July 2022, NHSA will launch eMentorMatch, a site for NHSA members to find mentors and build relationships. That platform will have something for everyone:
- Program-Level members of NHSA will have access for all employees
- Retired Head Start staff with Individual or Lifetime memberships can join as mentors
- New directors can find seasoned directors to learn from and aspiring leaders can match with someone who can show them the ropes
Which NHSA membership is right for you?
NHSA's membership year is from July 1 through June 30. Fees are listed below. They are not pro-rated if started after July 1.
|Under $1 Million: $495||EHS/CCP: $297||Under 10,000 Enrollment: $430||Head Start Staff: $63||Coming soon|
|$1-3 Million: $979||Nonprofit: $305||Under 10,000 Enrollment + Collaboration Office: $613||Alumni: $21|
|$3-6 Million: $1,496||University, College, or Research Organization: $330||10,000 to 35,000 Enrollment: $550||Parent: $11|
|$6-10 Million: $2,543||Corporate: $765||10,000 to 35,000 Enrollment + Collaboration Office: $721||Academic: $105|
|$10-15 Million: $3,255||Over 35,000 Enrollment: $675||Student: $32|
|$15-25 Million: $3,899||Over 35,000 Enrollment + Collaboration Office: $847||Friend: $74|
|$25-40 Million: $4,554||State Collaboration Office: $183||Lifetime: $563|
|$40-60 Million: $5,198||Regional Association: $688|
|Over $60 Million: $5,854|
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