Lifetime Membership

Embracing a life-long connection with the Head Start community

Whether you're stepping into a well-deserved retirement or moving to a different job, we invite you to stay connected with the Head Start and Early Head Start community and its legacy of impact. Become a lifetime member to honor the past, celebrate the present, and forge ahead together, championing the cause that unites us all—preparing every child for lifelong success.

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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

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Weekly Stand-Up Meetings for timely updates on pressing issues pertaining to Head Start and Early Head Start.

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

Member rate to additional professional development opportunities at The Academy

FREE access to Starling Minds Mental Fitness Program for Head Start staff

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.

Member Type Annual Investment
Lifetime Membership$500

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