2021 Head Start Awareness Month

Head Start Awareness Month 2021 was an action-packed few weeks of celebrating, advocating, and sharing resources in the Head Start community. Special thanks to our Congressional champions for their work to lift up Head Start!

Stories, Stories, and More Stories

Throughout the month, NHSA highlighted Head Start’s comprehensive model and lasting impact with stories from across the country—from Early Head Start’s whole-family support in Oklahoma to alumni giving back in Michigan to Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations in New Jersey.

In D.C.

Members of Congress and leaders in the Administration got in on the fun and shared their appreciation for Head Start. First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra, Governor Tom Wolf, and Congresswoman Susan Wild even got to see Head Start magic in action at The Learning Hub, in Allentown, Pennsylvania. (Remember! October is the perfect time to invite your members of Congress for a visit.)

In the News

Head Start Awareness Month made headlines in communities across the nation. Read more from Kristina Bedikian in Las Vegas, Nevada, Maggie Evans in Schenectady, New York, Maria McNair in Jacksonville, Florida, and Anat Weisenfreund in Northampton, Massachusetts. In the Northern Mariana Islands, Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan took the opportunity to thank Head Start educators.

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