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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

Head Start Applauds President’s FY22 Budget Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Head Start Association applauds President Biden’s fiscal year 2022 (FY22) budget proposal which increases funding for Head Start and Early Head Start by $1.2 billion…

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Head Start welcomes Xavier Becerra

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Head Start Association congratulated Xavier Becerra upon his confirmation as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the Biden-Harris Administration. Secretary…

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Congress Provides Relief to those Impacted by COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C. – NHSA applauds the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP), which includes $1 billion for Head Start and Early Head Start to address the devastating impact…

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FY21 Funding Lifts Head Start in Addressing Child Poverty

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Head Start Association (NHSA) underscored the critical importance of the $1 billion for Head Start that the U.S. House of Representatives included in their Fisal…

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NHSA Congratulates Dr. Bernadine Futrell, Newly Appointed Office of Head Start Director

WASHINGTON, D.C. – NHSA extends our congratulations to Dr. Bernadine Futrell, the association’s former senior director of effective practice, on her appointment as the Director of the Office of Head…

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$250 Million in Supplemental Funding for Head Start

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Head Start Association (NHSA) is grateful to Congress for responding to the concerns of Head Start by including $250 million in supplemental funding to meet rising…

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Open Letter to Congress on Head Start’s Urgent COVID-19 Needs

The Honorable Mitch McConnell 317 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi 235 Cannon House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Chuck Schumer 322 Hart…

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2020-21 GroMoreGood Garden Grant Winners

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and the National Head Start Association congratulate the 18 Head Start programs across the United States who were awarded the 2020-2021 GroMoreGood garden grants: Bi-County Community…

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CDC Report Highlights Head Start’s Success in Mitigating Spread of COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report highlighting Head Start’s effective response in managing the spread of COVID-19. The report detailed Head Start’s success in…

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Head Start Honors Rep. Nita Lowey for Commitment to Children and Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Head Start community honored retiring Representative Nita Lowey (D-NY) last week for her leadership in Congress on early education, maternal and infant care, and women’s health…

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