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.


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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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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