Success Stories

Head Start “Opens World of Possibilities” for Mom and Daughter

Head Start created a formal leadership and policymaking role for parents and community members called the Policy Council.

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Meet Paris Hill, NHSA’s 2022 Herndon Scholarship Awardee

Ron Herndon Head Start Parent Scholarship 2022 awardee Paris Hill says that Head Start has been instrumental in reaching her goals.

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Partnerships Keep Head Start of Greater Dallas Strong

Head Start of Greater Dallas shares what makes them strong: strong partnerships, innovative classroom design, and openness to change.

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For Catawba Children and Families, “Head Start is Heart Work”

The Iswa Head Start program on the Catawba Reservation in South Carolina advocates for equitable and accessible early childhood education.

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Minnesota Invests State Funding in Early Head Start

Families First Minnesota Head Start and Early Head Start Director Sandy Simar shares how state supplemental funding impacts her program.

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Why You Should Vote

NHSA Executive Director Yasmina Vinci shares why she votes and why Head Start should, too. In her words: “Head Start is not a voting block; we are part of the fabric of the U.S. On Election Day, we will cast our votes not only in honor of all those who came before us, but in honor of ourselves, our families, and our communities.”

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National American Indian Heritage Month

NHSA extends our sincere thanks to NIHSDA for writing this blog in honor of National American Indian Heritage Month.

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Native Heritage Thrives in Head Start Community Garden

Cankdeska Cikana Community College Head Start is an example of how a community garden can be an opportunity to honor Native heritage.

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“I’m not a music teacher.” How to use music and movement

“I’m not a music teacher.” How using music and movement can be enjoyable for ALL early childhood educators. Despite the many benefits and strengths of teaching STEM through the Arts, many teachers shy away from using music and movement activities in their classroom. Given how incredibly effective and efficient this tool is, why are teachers…

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Supporting the A in STEAM

STEAM is an acronym that stands for science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. It is not as common of an acronym as STEM, but adding the arts into this grouping of subjects has been proven to help children learn all of the other subjects. In STEAM, the arts are at the center of a robust…

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World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day, celebrated annually on October 10, presents an opportunity to pause and observe our own mental health.

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A Breath of Life

AIAN Head Start is on the frontline in the preservation of native language and cultureā€”key to native student confidence and lifelong success.

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