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 Leads Early Learning Toolkit

Alexandria, VA – Today, AASA, the School Superintendents Association, the nation’s leading organization for school system leadership, and NHSA released a toolkit aimed at supporting all providers of early learning,…

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Vaccine requirement now in effect; NHSA still waiting on response

Washington, D.C. — As the Head Start Interim Final Rule with Comments (IFC) issued last fall goes into full effect today, the National Head Start Association once again urges the…

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2021-22 GroMoreGood Garden Grant Winners

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

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NHSA Recognizes Congressional Leaders with 2022 Awards

Sen. Richard Burr was honored with NHSA’s highest accolade, the Robert E. Cooke Lifetime Achievement Award, for his career-long dedication to Head Start.

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NHSA and 48 States File Comments on Vaccine and Mask Interim Final Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the Head Start Vaccine and Mask Interim Final Rule with Comments (IFC) and as part of our mission to ensure children do not lose access…

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NHSA Statement on Multistate Lawsuit

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the Head Start Vaccine and Mask Interim Final Rule with Comments (IFC), Louisiana and 23 other states are suing the Biden administration. The IFC…

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NHSA Sounds Alarm to Secretary Becerra on Vaccine and Mask Mandate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of our response to the Head Start Vaccine and Mask Interim Final Rule with Comments (IFC), NHSA sent a letter to the U.S. Department of…

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Head Start celebrates Build Back Better House vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. – After months of discussion and negotiation, NHSA applauds the House of Representatives for passage of the Build Back Better Act earlier today. The bill makes several critical…

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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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