Associate Membership

For nonprofits, for-profit companies, and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership (EHS-CCP)

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Is your organization a nonprofit, corporation, or Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership (EHS-CCP)? As a member of NHSA, you have the opportunity to forge meaningful partnerships that facilitate your organizational growth. Plus, you can actively contribute to a world where every child's journey begins with the promise of a brighter future. Become an integral part of a community deeply rooted in evidence-based practices that deliver comprehensive health, nutrition, and education services to children, ensuring their readiness for school and setting the foundation for a successful life.

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Membership Benefits


Federal Legislation News

Stay informed and empowered with exclusive insights into federal legislation directly impacting Early/Head Start to navigate the changing landscape.


Advocacy That Speaks Volumes

Strengthen our collective voice to influence federal policies in favor of Early/Head Start to protect the future of our youngest learners. Learn More


Award-Winning Academy

Prepare for tomorrow's opportunities with innovative learning experiences and meet compliance requirements with special rates for professional development. Learn More


NHSA Conferences

Save thousands of dollars at NHSA conferences and training events. Network, learn, and collaborate with peers and experts in the field. Learn More

That's not all. Explore more membership benefits below.

Member-only news and critical analysis of federal legislation that affects Head Start programs

Free year-round professional development webinars to help you gain new skills and knowledge

Eligibility for scholarships and awards that recognize the contributions of Head Start programs, partners, and parents

Member rate to additional professional development opportunities at The Academy

Access to NHSA's Disaster Relief Fund to assist programs and their families affected by natural disasters

Special rate to post on the Career Center to find qualified candidates

FREE access to Starling Minds Mental Fitness Program to help you manage your well-being

FREE access to NHSA Digital Portfolio, a personalized digital space to store all your professional accomplishments

Membership Investment

NHSA's membership year is from July 1 through June 30. While we are excited to welcome new members anytime, please note that membership rates are not prorated for those joining after July 1.

Associate Member Type Annual Investment
Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership (EHS-CCP)$305
University, College, or Research Organization$340

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