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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:

Statement on the National Association of Counties’ Head Start Resolution

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the National Association of Counties voted in favor of the Head Start Resolution, their proposed resolution to maintain Head Start’s federal-to-local funding structure. The following statement should be attributed to Yasmina Vinci, executive director of the National Head Start Association: 

Statement on FY 2018 Funding Bill approved by the House Appropriations Committee

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee approved a FY 2018 funding bill for the Labor, HHS, Education and Related Agencies accounts. Head Start and Early Head Start were given $9,275,000,000 in the bill, which represents an increase of $22 million for workforce investments through a cost of living adjustment. The following statement should be attributed to Yasmina Vinci, executive director of the National Head Start Association: 

NHSA Statement on “Opportunities for State Leadership of Early Childhood Programs” Hearing at the United States House of Representatives

WASHINGTON, DC – Earlier today, the United States House of Representatives Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education held a hearing titled “Opportunities for State Leadership of Early Childhood Programs.” The following statement should be attributed to Yasmina Vinci, executive director of the National Head Start Association:

NHSA Statement on FY 2018 President’s Budget

WASHINGTON, DC – Earlier today, the Trump Administration released the President’s FY 2018 Budget Proposal including $9.168 billion for Head Start – a reduction of $85 million. The following statement should be attributed to Yasmina Vinci, executive director of the National Head Start Association:  

Statement on FY 2017 Bill

WASHINGTON, DC – In response to Congress’ passage of the FY 2017 bill, the following statement should be attributed to Yasmina Vinci, executive director of the National Head Start Association: 

Statement on Brookings’ “What we know about the effects of pre-K” Event

WASHINGTON, DC – In response to today’s event hosted by The Brookings Institution, What we know about the effects of pre-K in 6 consensus statements, the following statement should be attributed to Yasmina Vinci, executive director of the National Head Start Association:

Statement on Head Start Improvement Act of 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – In response to yesterday’s Head Start Improvement Act of 2017 introduced by Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03), the following statement should be attributed to Yasmina Vinci, executive director of the National Head Start Association:

NHSA Statement on Early Childhood Education Hearing

WASHINGTON, DC – In response to today’s Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on Early Childhood Education Programs at the Department of Health and Human Services, the following statement should be attributed to Yasmina Vinci, executive director of the National Head Start Association:

National Head Start Association Launches HeadStarter Network

Non-profit organization created to serve as early childhood education think and action tank

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