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NHSA provides the latest on Head Start news and actions—and can connect you with our education policy and program experts to dig deeper into the issues. Through press releases, position statements, and media kits, our team provides clear, timely updates and analysis of early childhood education and care news from across the country.

NHSA NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

NHSA Launches HeadStarter Network, an ECE Think Tank

AUSTIN, TX – During the seventh annual SXSWedu Yasmina Vinci, executive director of the National Head Start Association, launched the HeadStarter Network to a group of interdisciplinary thought leaders. The HeadStarter Network is a non-profit…

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Top Chef Judge Hugh Acheson to Serve as Healthy Living Ambassador

WASHINGTON, D.C. – NHSA and Chef Hugh Acheson announced a partnership in which the former judge of the Bravo reality cooking competition show Top Chef will serve as their Healthy Living…

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NHSA Recognizes Congressional Leaders with 2017 Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C. – NHSA will host a Congressional Breakfast during the 2017 Winter Leadership Institute that will include members of Congress as well as Head Start leaders and alumni. Six…

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Statement on Senate Appropriations Committee FY17 Funding Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Senate Appropriations Committee passed the Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) Labor, Health and Human Services funding bill, which includes a $35 million increase in Head Start funding…

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White House Recognizes Head Start Educators

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In celebration of National Teacher Appreciation Day 2016, President Obama recognized the National Teacher of the Year and great educators across the country, including three Head Start…

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Emergency Federal Funding for Head Start Programs in Flint, MI

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Health and Human Services announced $3.6 million in emergency  funding for Head Start and Early Head Start programs serving children and families affected by…

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Statement on FY16 Omnibus Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This morning, Congress released a Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16) omnibus appropriations bill that includes a significant increase in funding for Head Start and Early Head Start. The following statement…

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NHSA Files Revision Recommendations for HSPPS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In advance of the deadline for submitting comments in response to the Notice of Proposed Rule Making for revised Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS), 1,200 Head…

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Potential Shutdown Threatens to Displace 19,000 Head Start Children

The following statement should be attributed to Executive Director of the National Head Start Association Yasmina Vinci. “Tens of thousands of Head Start children are again on the edge of…

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Statement on Head Start Program Performance Standards Comment Period Extension

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Health and Human Services announced that it has extended the comment period on the Notice of Proposed Rule Making for revised Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS)…

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