Head Start Policy Agenda

The national Head Start Policy Agenda serves as the guiding document for the National Head Start Association’s government affairs-related efforts. Based on the needs and feedback of the Head Start community, the agenda provides a roadmap for NHSA’s policy engagement and informs advocacy for changes in current law, regulation, and practice. These recommendations are pursued independently and collectively, and in consultation with local Head Start practitioners and Head Start families.

The federal agenda includes an overview of Head Start’s positions and priorities on policies affecting children from at-risk backgrounds and their families, including legislative and regulatory policy at the federal and state levels. The agenda also outlines recommendations that represent the Head Start community’s priorities in these areas, focused primarily on Head Start and Early Head Start.

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