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Press Releases & Statements

Head Start Remembers First Lady Barbara Bush

WASHINGTON, DC, April 18, 2018 – The National Head Start Association’s Executive Director, Yasmina Vinci, commented on the legacy created by Barbara Bush, former First Lady of the United States, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 92.

Head Start Welcomes Boost in Federal Funding

Bipartisan Agreement Includes $610 Million Increase for FY 2018 WASHINGTON, DC – The Head Start community welcomed a significant increase in federal funding when a bipartisan funding agreement for fiscal year 2018 was released last night by Congressional leadership.

Head Start Remembers Dr. Brazelton as Revolutionary Expert, Compassionate Guide on Childhood Development

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Head Start Association’s Executive Director, Yasmina Vinci, commented on the legacy created by Dr. T. Berry Brazelton in advancing the field of early childhood development. Dr. Brazelton passed away on Tuesday at the age of 99.

Congress Passes Disaster Relief Funding for Head Start

Nearly 100,000 Head Start Children Were Impacted by Storms   WASHINGTON, DC – The National Head Start Association today welcomed congressional passage of legislation to provide $650 million to meet the recovery needs of Head Start programs impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. NHSA was also pleased the budget deal passed by Congress early this morning extended the Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting program (MIECHV), a program that helps guide low-income, at-risk mothers in parenting.

Head Start Hears from Senate Supporters

PROMISE Award Given During Head Start on the Hill Breakfast  WASHINGTON, DC – The National Head Start Association recognized eight U.S. Senators today for their continued support of Head Start with the PROMISE (Protecting Our Most Important Students Early) Award. Awardee Senator Shelley Moore Capito (WV), along with Head Start allies Senator John Boozman (AR) and Senator Jeff Merkley (OR), addressed leaders of the Head Start community during the annual Head Start on the Hill Breakfast, which kicked off a day of meetings with members of Congress and their staff.

Head Start Leaders Get to Work, Despite Government Shutdown

National Head Start Association Leadership Institute Taking Place Jan. 22-24 

Head Start Comments on Changes to Duration Requirement

Waiving Unfunded Mandate is ‘Best Outcome’ WASHINGTON, DC – The National Head Start Association commented today on the announcement that the Department of Health and Human Services is waiving the extended duration requirement on center-based Head Start programs.

NHSA, CCSSO Create Toolkit to Help Schools Coordinate with Early Childhood Education Programs

New Federal Law Requires Greater Cooperation with Head Start WASHINGTON, DC – The National Head Start Association (NHSA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) today released a comprehensive toolkit to help school districts in meeting new federal requirements that they formally partner with Head Start and other early childhood education providers to facilitate the transition of children from early childhood settings to kindergarten. 

Head Start Reacts to Passage of Short-Term Spending Bill

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Head Start Association today commended Congress for passing a two-week Continuing Resolution to avoid a shutdown of the federal government.  

Head Start Welcomes Administration’s Review of Designation Renewal System

NHSA Has Led Community in Advocating for Reforms of DRS  

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