National Head Start Association

42nd Annual Head Start Conference and Expo

NHSA’s Annual Head Start Conference and Expo is the largest national event devoted to the Head Start and Early Head Start community. This year more than 5,000 executive directors, directors, administrators, managers, teachers, policy council members, and parents from every state will gather in Washington, D.C. March 29 - April 2, 2015.

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April Anniversary Activity

April 6th, join Head Start programs around the country in celebrating Head Start's 50th Anniversary by participating in Every Word Counts: Head Start and Congress Read Together! Invite your Member of Congress to visit your Head Start center and read a book with your classroom.

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Head Start is fifty!

From August 2014 through June 2015, the Head Start community - and the nation -  will celebrate our shared commitment to giving America’s most vulnerable children a window of opportunity unlike any other.

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 Go Smart

Go Smart is engineering movement back into the daily lives of young children!

Designed to address the epidemic of physical inactivity, the Go Smart web app is a “coach in your pocket” that gives teachers and families fun physical activities to play with children aged 0-5 any time, anywhere.

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Are You a Head Start Alumnus/alumna? We need your help!

If you are an alum or your child attended Head Start, join us in a national campaign to encourage all former Head Start children and parents to identify themselves.

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Head Start in the News


Statement: Release of FY16 Budget Proposal


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Statement: President Obama Announces Plan to Extend Head Start


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 22, 2015 Media Contact:...
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Congress Reauthorizes CCDBG


The House and Senate have passed, and the President is expected to...
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NHSA Announces Partnership with Imagination Foundation and Lakeshore Learning


The National Head Start Association and the Imagination Foundation,...
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42nd Annual Head Start Conference and Expo

03/29/15 - 04/02/2015

Washington, DC

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