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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

FY24 House Funding Level Will Deprive a Generation of American Children the Opportunity to Succeed in School and in Life (Updated)

The proposed FY24 House funding level will prevent more children from accessing Head Start high-quality life-changing services.

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Early Childhood Innovation Summit 2023

The summit will serve as an incubator of innovation with a master class in innovation to jumpstart fresh thinking about solutions to significant challenges impacting the field of early childhood education.

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Debt Limit Legislation Would Cause Irreparable Damage to Head Start

NHSA responds to House GOP legislation designed to reduce spending: it would cause irreparable damage to Head Start now and into the future.

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NHSA Applauds White House Executive Order; Looks to Congress to Move Country Forward

NHSA applauds President Biden for signing an executive order to improve access to high-quality early learning while increasing pay for those who provide it.

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NHSA Launches the “Head Start Promise” to Bolster Head Start Workforce

Built in partnership with National University, the Head Start Promise creates a pathway to a college degree for Head Start and Early Head Start educators.

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COVID Vaccine Mandate Halted for All Head Start Programs

The COVID vaccine mandate for Head Start and Early Head Start staff has been struck down nationwide. Response from the Administration forthcoming.

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Head Start Partnerships Offer a Solution to Chronic On-Campus Child Care Shortage

NHSA and the Association of Community College Trustees will partner to increase on-campus Head Start slots on community college campuses.

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Head Start Appreciates President’s FY24 Budget Proposal

The FY24 budget proposal increases funding for Head Start programs by over 9% for a total of $13.1 billion.

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2022-23 GroMoreGood Garden Grant Winners

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and NHSA are awarding 10 GroMoreGood garden grants to programs connecting our nation’s youth to gardening.

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NHSA Recognizes Congressional Leaders with 2023 Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Head Start Association recognized 15 Congressional leaders for their work to support Head Start, the comprehensive early childhood development program for infants, young children, and…

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