Statement on National Association of Counties’ Head Start Resolution

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of Counties voted in favor of the Head Start Resolution, their proposed resolution to maintain Head Start’s federal-to-local funding structure. The following statement should be attributed to Yasmina Vinci, executive director of the National Head Start Association:
 
“We commend today’s action by the National Association of Counties (NACO) to adopt a resolution in support of maintaining the current federal-to-local funding structure of Head Start. It supports positive child and family outcomes in the short, intermediate and long terms because it ensures that the Head Start Program Performance Standards will be consistently utilized in rural, urban, and suburban communities. NACO’s wise resolution also recognizes the importance of respecting local community needs through flexible decision-making. We are grateful to the leadership of the counties for their far-sighted position and look forward to working with them to continue to ensure Head Start’s enduring contributions to young children and their families throughout the nation.”

About NHSA

The National Head Start Association is 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 more than 1 million children, 270,000 staff and 1,600 Head Start grant recipients in the United States. ••• Media Contact: Emily Wagner, Director of Communications, media@nhsa.org

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