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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

Build Back Better Framework is a Historic Investment in Head Start, Early Education

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Biden released a revised framework of the Build Back Better Act, including a transformative $400 billion investment in universal preschool and child care. The $1.75 trillion…

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NHSA welcomes substantial investment from Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Head Start Association (NHSA) resoundingly applauds Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) for the proposed increases in federal funding for Head Start in the…

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Joint Letter Urging OHS to Leverage Flexibility

Washington, D.C. – The National Head Start Association (NHSA), in collaboration with the National Indian Head Start Directors’ Association (NIHSDA) and the National Migrant/Seasonal Head Start Association (NMSHSA), and all…

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NHSA applauds investments for Head Start in House reconciliation bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Head Start Association (NHSA) welcomed substantial increases in federal funding for Head Start proposed in the House Committee on Education and Labor’s 289-page portion of…

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NHSA discusses ECE workforce crisis with HHS Secretary Becerra

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As early education programs look to reopen for the new school year, they are facing a workforce crisis. Quality, qualified staff are hard to come by and, in…

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Universal preschool plan should prioritize equity and model Head Start

Head Start should be the North Star for universal preschool and what young children, their families and communities need.

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Head Start Mourns the Passing of Former Senator Mike Enzi

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Head Start Association’s Executive Director Yasmina Vinci issued the following statement on the legacy of the former U.S. Senator from Wyoming Mike Enzi who passed…

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House Appropriations Committee Takes Monumental Step in Strengthening Head Start

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Head Start Association (NHSA) applauds the House Appropriations Committee for including a record-level of funding in the FY22 Labor-HHS-Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, following…

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NHSA partners with Uber to launch rideshare vaccine access campaign

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Head Start Association (NHSA) announced a partnership with Uber to provide 500,000 rides to and from COVID-19 vaccination sites for the Head Start and Early…

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Head Start Applauds Congressional Champions for Robust FY22 Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Head Start Association (NHSA) today applauded the 205 members of Congress from both sides of the aisle who reaffirmed their commitment to America’s at-risk children…

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