Head Start Town Hall Toolkit
Town halls are a great opportunity to engage your members of Congress and promote what your program is doing on behalf of the children and families in your community. They are a forum to have a constructive, honest discussion about how to improve. NHSA’s Head Start Town Hall Toolkit provides guidance for attending in person and call-in town halls, including talking points for Head Start parents and directors, teachers, and staff.
⭐ The Town Hall Toolkit now includes Early Head Start talking points for directors, staff, and parents. For additional messages, facts, and figures on Early Head Start, please see NHSA’s Early Head Start Advocacy Toolkit.
Head Start Town Hall Toolkit in Action
On Monday, February 13, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) hosted a town hall on the teacher pay crisis. The town hall session opened with a video from President and CEO of Total Community Action Thelma French. She shared how low wages are impacting her community in New Orleans.