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.


Statement on Sustainable Growth Rate Measure

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congress has passed and the President is expected to sign a measure to prevent cuts in payments to doctors through the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR). This measure includes…

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FY15 Budget Proposal Includes Over $1 billion for Head Start

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Obama submitted his Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15) budget proposal to Congress, including over $1 billion in new investments in Head Start and Early Head Start. The following statement…

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Statement on Passing of Dr. Robert Cooke

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Sunday, February 2, 2014, Dr. Robert Cooke, a pediatrician who worked with Presidents John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson to create Head Start, died at age 93….

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Statement on Effects of Continued Government Shutdown

Washington, D.C. – The following statement should be attributed to Yasmina Vinci, executive director of the National Head Start Association: “With the government shutdown racing toward November 1, an additional…

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Philanthropists Keep Head Start Open During Government Shutdown

Washington, D.C. – More than 7,000 at-risk children will be able to return to their Head Start classrooms after philanthropists Laura and John Arnold extended up to $10 million in…

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Statement on Federal Shutdown

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following statement should be attributed jointly to Executive Director of the National Head Start Association Yasmina Vinci: “Leaders on Capitol Hill, mired in an absurd and childish…

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Head Start Parent to Congress: “Early Education Must Be Top Priority in Federal Budget”

Washington, D.C. – Head Start parent Shavon Collier testified before the Senate Budget Committee, emphasizing the overwhelming impact that present-day budget decisions will have on the futures of at-risk children….

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