FY15 Budget Proposal Includes Over $1 billion for Head Start

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Obama submitted his Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15) budget proposal to Congress, including over $1 billion in new investments in Head Start and Early Head Start. The following statement should be attributed to Yasmina Vinci, executive director of the National Head Start Association: 

“The FY15 budget proposal clearly reflects President Obama’s unwavering desire to expand access to quality early learning. We are particularly heartened that his proposal both maintains the funding to restore sequestration’s damaging cuts and expands funding to support new, innovative, partnerships and investments in higher quality. Moving forward, we urge the Administration and Congress to collaborate across the aisle to swiftly pass the 2015 appropriations bills and identify a permanent solution to sequestration. Bipartisan supporters in Congress agree that Head Start’s work in getting our nation’s most vulnerable children ready for school, while placing their families on a path to economic mobility, is worthy of sustained, consistent investment. As the President’s early learning initiative continues to takes shape, we urge its architects to continue building on Head Start’s proven early learning model anchored by family engagement and comprehensive service delivery.”

About NHSA

The National Head Start Association is a not-for-profit organization committed to the belief that every child, regardless of circumstances at birth, has the ability to succeed in school and in life. The opportunities offered by Head Start lead to healthier, empowered children and families, and stronger, more vibrant communities. NHSA is the voice for nearly 1 million children, 270,000 staff and 1,600 Head Start and Early Head Start grantees in the United States. ••• Media Contact: media@nhsa.org

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