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Statement on Release of FY 15 Budget Proposal

March 4, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, President Obama submitted his budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2015 to Congress, including over $1 billion in new investments in Head Start and Early Head Start. 

The following statement should be attributed to Yasmina Vinci, executive director of the National Head Start Association: 

“The FY 2015 budget proposal clearly reflects President Obama’s unwavering desire to expand access to quality early learning. We are particularly heartened that his proposal both maintains the funding to restore sequestration’s damaging cuts and expands funding to support new, innovative, partnerships and investments in higher quality. Moving forward, we urge the Administration and Congress to collaborate across the aisle to swiftly pass the 2015 appropriations bills and identify a permanent solution to sequestration. Bipartisan supporters in Congress agree that Head Start’s work in getting our nation’s most vulnerable children ready for school, while placing their families on a path to economic mobility, is worthy of sustained, consistent investment. As the President’s early learning initiative continues to takes shape, we urge its architects to continue building on Head Start’s proven early learning model anchored by family engagement and comprehensive service delivery.”

Additional information about the National Head Start Association can be found at www.nhsa.org.

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