NHSA Membership FAQ

There are two ways you can join NHSA:

  • Submit an application and payment by mail to:

National Head Start Association
Attn: Membership
P.O. Box 829929
Philadelphia, PA 19182-9929

  • Complete an online application and payment.

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Which NHSA membership is right for you?


Program membership bring thousands of Head Start staff and parents together to strengthen the future of Head Start. Program membership grants full member benefits for all Head Start/Early Head Start staff and parents.
$460 - $5,080


Available to three groups of organizations: non-profits; for-profit corporations; and university, college, and research, and Early Head Start/Childcare partnership organizations.
$270 - $680


Affiliates members participate as partners in advocacy, recognition and awards, conferences, and events. Affiliate member categories include: national, regional, and state Head Start associations and collaboration offices.
$170 - $770


NHSA provides a way for every individual to participate in shaping Head Start’s future. Individual member categories include: Friend, Student, Alumni, and Academic members.
$10 - $500

Under $1 Million: $460EHS/CCP: $270Under 10,000 Enrollment: $400Head Start Staff: $60
$1-3 Million: $910Nonprofit: $290Under 10,000 Enrollment + Collaboration Office: $570Alumni: $20
$3-6 Million: $1,360University, College, or Research Organization: $30010,000 to 35,000 Enrollment: $500Parent: $10
$6-10 Million: $2,260Corporate: $68010,000 to 35,000 Enrollment + Collaboration Office: $670Academic: $100
$10-15 Million: $2,830Over 35,000 Enrollment: $600Student: $30
$15-25 Million: $3,390Over 35,000 Enrollment + Collaboration Office: $770Friend: $70
$25-40 Million: $3,960State Collaboration Office: $170Lifetime: $500
$40-60 Million: $4,520Regional Association: $625
Over $60 Million: $5,090

Join Online or By Mail

You may become an NHSA member by filling out an application online or by submitting a PDF application linked below.