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NHSA Membership
Being an NHSA member is a rich experience.

What Benefits do Members Receive?

A Strong Voice
A strong, national membership gives NHSA the mandate to advocate on behalf of Head Start to Congress and the Administration.
Learning and Leadership
Along with subscriptions to Exchange Magazine, membership provides learning opportunities at annual conferences at a discount.
NHSA members have access to weekly and monthly newsletters, exciting new partner initiatives, and many helpful resources and documents.

Membership Fees

NHSA provides a way for every individual to participate in shaping Head Start’s future. Individual categories include Friend of Head Start, Student, Alumnus, and Academic members.
$5 - $50
NHSA Affiliate members include national, regional, and state Head Start Associations. Affiliates participate as partners with NHSA in a number of key activities including Advocacy, Recognition and Awards, Conferences, and Leadership events.
$200 - $600
Available to three groups of non-grantee organizations: Non Profits, For Profit Corporations, and University, College, and Research Organizations.
$250 - $600
NHSA members are the one strong voice of Head Start. Program Membership bring thousands of Head Start staff and parents together to strengthen the future of Head Start. Program Membership includes full member status and privileges for all Head Start/Early Head Start staff and parents!
$400 - $4,500

What Members are Saying

"I try to send as many staff as I can to NHSA conferences and Institutes. They can get training in a wider range of content areas there than we can get in the region or state. It is critical they hear from so many national experts. The discount we receive as an NHSA member means I can send more staff."
"NHSA membership provides a unique opportunity to participate in making public policy that will affect a generation of Americans. As an NHSA member, I get up-to-the-minute information about what is happening on Capitol Hill and can participate in activities that help protect my program and the children and families in my community."

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What benefits do program staff, parents, and board members receive? What membership type do you qualify for? Read our FAQ to find out these answers, and more.

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