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.


Zigler Documentary Premieres at Fall Leadership Insitute

The tribute brings to life Dr. Zigler’s legacy through video and audio clips by family, former students, colleagues, and luminaries.

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Response to the Head Start Mask Announcement

In response to today’s mask announcement from the Office of Head Start, NHSA’s Deputy Director released the following statement.

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NHSA to HHS: Lack of Clarity on IFC is Destabilizing

NHSA wrote to HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra, as Head Start programs prepare for the school year, to ask: when can we expect a final rule?

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Reconciliation package lacks critical funding for Head Start, early child education and care

While Congress is steering support toward American households, the reconciliation proposal ultimately fails children and families.

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NHSA Encouraged by Comparable FY23 Funding Levels in Senate and House

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Head Start Association applauds the draft fiscal year 2023 (FY23) Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies bill released today by the U.S….

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Congress Must Act on Behalf of Children and Families

NHSA’s statement in response to the Senate’s proposed reconciliation package.

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Senate Must Make Good on Promise to Solve Child Care Crisis

NHSA responds to movement on a reconciliation package framework that excludes any funding for child care and early learning.

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Workforce Report Coverage

A round-up of coverage about NHSA’s workforce report, Confronting Head Start’s Ongoing Workforce Crisis.

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Head Start Reacts to Committee Passage of FY23 Spending Bill

NHSA applauds a record-level of funding for Head Start in the FY23 L-HHS appropriations bill, which provides an increase of $1.4 billion.

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13 Head Start Programs Accredited as Program of Excellence

NHSA recognizes the outstanding performance of 13 Head Start grant recipients as part of NHSA’s Program of Excellence Accreditation.

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