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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 Ready to Work with President-Elect Biden to Put Children and Families First

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a statement from National Head Start Association Executive Director Yasmina Vinci, the Head Start community announced its commitment to working collaboratively with President-elect Joe Biden to…

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Toolkit to Educate Public on Importance of Eye Health

CHICAGO, IL — The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness (NCCVEH) and the National Head Start Association (NHSA) joined together to launch the new “Small Steps for Big Vision:…

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Senators Unite Across Party Lines to Champion Head Start Relief Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Head Start Association (NHSA) applauded two U.S. Senators for uniting in their call for Congress to provide emergency funding for Head Start to address an…

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Funding for Head Start Emerges Amid COVID-19 Relief Negotiations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Head Start Association (NHSA) welcomed revitalized COVID-19 negotiations in Washington that indicate strengthened congressional support for critical funding for community-based Head Start programs. In the…

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NHSA Receives Ford Foundation Grant

Washington, D.C. – The National Head Start Association has been awarded a $200,000 grant from the Ford Foundation as part of their shared mission to challenge inequality. The funding will support…

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Head Start Cheers Final Rule Improving Quality Evaluation Standards for Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Seven years of advocacy by the Head Start community for the removal of arbitrary and ineffective policies has culminated in a significant regulatory change to the Designation…

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Head Start Welcomes Extended Duration Grants Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Head Start Association (NHSA) applauded the introduction of the Head Start Extended Duration Grants Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill, led by…

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Head Start Community Concerned by Lack of Support in COVID-19 Relief Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Head Start Association (NHSA) expressed concern that supplemental COVID-19 response funding legislation proposed by Senate majority leadership fails to include support for Head Start. While the…

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Head Start Applauds Congressional Champions for Pandemic Support

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Head Start Association (NHSA) applauded the more than 125 members of Congress who reaffirmed their commitment to America’s at-risk children and families by urging the…

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Head Start Mourns the Passing of Congressman John Lewis

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Head Start Association’s Executive Director Yasmina Vinci issued the following statement on the legacy of U.S. Representative and Civil Rights icon John Lewis, who passed…

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