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Head Start Cheers House Committee Passage of Robust Funding Bill

House Bill Supports Head Start’s Role in Aiding Children Experiencing Trauma  

Head Start Applauds Congressional Champions for Support

More Than 200 Members of Congress Endorse Robust Funding for Head Start

Statement on the Passing of President George H. W. Bush

The Head Start community mourns the passing of President George H.W. Bush, who along with the First Lady was an ardent supporter of providing every vulnerable child the opportunity to succeed in school and life. 

Head Start Recognized By White House as Leaders in Treating Effects of Opioid Epidemic

Head Start Attends Bill-Signing of ‘First Step’ Opioid Bill

Congress Passes $200 Million Increase for Head Start

NHSA Applauds Growing Investment in Head Start Workforce, Child Care Partnerships WASHINGTON, DC, September 26, 2018 – The National Head Start Association (NHSA) today welcomed final passage by Congress of legislation making a significant increase in the federal investment in Head Start. 

Senate Passes $250 Million Increase for Head Start

Earlier today, the United States Senate passed its Fiscal Year 2019 funding package for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies.  The bill, which also included funding for the Department of Defense, includes a $250 million increase for Head Start in order to meet the rising costs of high-quality services for our nation’s most vulnerable children and their families. The bill will head to a conference committee with the United States House of Representatives.  

Head Start Leaders Call for Support in Responding to Opioids

Community-Embedded Programs Serve One Million Children from Birth to Age 5 WASHINGTON, DC – The National Head Start Association (NHSA) today called on Congress to create targeted grants to increase local Head Start program capacity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of young children impacted by the opioid epidemic.

NHSA’s Data-Use Optimization Project Selected As Early Childhood Innovation Prize “Top Idea”

Gary Community Investments Will Help Accelerate Project’s Development WASHINGTON, DC — Among the 15 breakthrough solutions named the Early Childhood Innovation Prize’s “Top Ideas” is a practitioner-driven infrastructure project to increase the ability of Head Start programs to use data to improve outcomes for vulnerable children and families, the National Head Start Association announced today.

NHSA, State Legislatures Celebrate Head Start’s Birthday

NHSA Launching National Effort to Engage State Lawmakers

NHSA Leading Communications Initiative to Unify, Strengthen Head Start Community

Project is Funded by a Grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation WASHINGTON, DC, May 3 – The National Head Start Association has launched a two-year grassroots-driven initiative to unite and strengthen the Head Start community through a common language that best communicates the mission and value of the nation’s largest early childhood development program. 

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