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Press Releases & Statements

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  

Head Start Cheers Cities’ Support for Federal-to-Local Funding Structure

National League of Cities Says Current System Empowers Local Decision-Making   WASHINGTON, DC – The National Head Start Association today commended the National League of Cities for passing language in their 2018 National Municipal Policy expressing strong support for preserving Head Start’s federal-to-local funding structure.

White House Disaster Relief Request Falls Short of Meeting Head Start Needs

Nearly 100,000 Head Start Children Were Impacted by Storms WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Head Start Association today said the latest emergency supplemental appropriations request issued today by the Trump Administration does not call for sufficient funds to meet the recovery needs of Head Start programs impacted by this year’s natural disasters.

Statement on FY 2018 LHHS-ED Appropriations Funding Bill approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee

WASHINGTON, DC – Earlier today, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a FY 2018 funding bill for the Departments of Labor, HHS, Education, and Related Agencies accounts. Head Start and Early Head Start were flat funded from FY 2017. The Senate Committee's action follows July's House Appropriations Committee bill that provided an increase of $22 million for Head Start and Early Head Start in FY 2018. The following statement should be attributed to Yasmina Vinci, executive director of the National Head Start Association:

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