Success Stories

2024 Head Start Alumni Summer Send-Off

NHSA wishes 2023 Head Start alumni graduates the best as they move on to the next chapter of their journey.

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Happy Women’s History Month: Trailblazing Alumna

The National Head Start Association celebrates Women’s History Month by recognizing a few Head Start alumnae blazing trails and leaving indelible legacies in their communities. 

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Building Strong Parent and Family Partnerships

Programs can use the Parent Gauge tool’s recommended calendar structure to efficiently capture and analyze PFCE data.

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Alumni Resilience Series Zine

This Head Start Awareness Month, we’re celebrating the resilience and triumph of our Head Start alumni through a special addition zine.

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Alumni Resilience Series: Masada Ellis

Masada Ellis experienced Head Start as both a student and a parent, where he gained a deeper appreciation for the program’s depth and scale.

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Moving Beyond Language Barriers Through Early Head Start

Early Head Start family service coordinators work with parents looking to learn the language with English as a second language education.

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Alumni Resilience Series: Churmell Mitchell

Churmell Mitchell navigated childhood trauma and homelessness to become a national speaker on fatherhood and leadership.

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Alumni Resilience Series: Kaela Davison

Head Start and Early Head Start gave Kaela Davison and her family the extra supports she they needed in times of crisis.

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Alumni Resilience Series: Dr. Shana Lachowicz

Head Start’s high quality education initiated the first leg of Dr. Shana Lachowicz’s education journey to self-sufficiency.

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Alumni Spotlight: Duchesne Drew

Head Start alumnus Duchesne Drew, president of Minnesota Public Radio, says his professional journeys started with Head Start.

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Building Partnerships between Community Colleges and Head Start

Kids on Campus is a project by the NHSA and the Association of Community College Trustees to bring Head Start classrooms onto community college campuses.

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2023 Head Start Alumni Summer Send-Off

NHSA wishes 2023 Head Start alumni graduates the best as they move on to the next chapter of their journey.

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