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Statement on New Head Start Program Performance Standards

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Administration announced fresh Head Start Program Performance Standards. The following statement should be attributed to Yasmina Vinci, Executive Director of the National Head Start Association:

New Studies Underscore The Head Start Advantage

Washington, DC –  Studies recently released by The Brooking Institution’s Hamilton Project, The Long-term Impact of the Head Start Program, and the Georgetown University Center for Research on Children in

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Statement on Senate Appropriations Committee Passage of FY 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services Funding Bill

Today, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed the FY‘17 Labor, Health and Human Services funding bill, which includes a $35 million increase in Head Start funding to support high quality early learning services. The following statement should be attributed to Yasmina Vinci, Executive Director of the National Head Start Association:

National Head Start Association Applauds HHS and ED Policy Statement Supporting Development of Dual Language Learners in Early Childhood Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Education released a "Policy Statement on Supporting the Development of Children Who Are Dual Language Learners in Early Childhood Programs". The following statement should be attributed to National Head Start Association Executive Director, Yasmina Vinci:

Announcing the Launch of Strive for Five

New National Program Offers Unique Tools for Early Educators to Promote Young Children’s Brain and Language Development   Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Too Small to Fail, the National Head Start Association, and the National Association for Family Child Care launch “STRIVE for 5: Talk, Read, Sing Early Learning Boot Camp” to provide educators with engaging, user-friendly resources to create language-rich early learning environments  

Head Start Educators Recognized at White House Event

Michigan, Oklahoma, and South Dakota Head Start Teachers Recognized as Great Educators (Washington, DC) – Today, National Teacher Appreciation Day, President Obama recognized the National Teacher of the Year, including great educators across the country. Among those recognized were three Head Start educators who have made significant contributions to early childhood education:

Statement: Program Instruction on Supplemental Funds Available to Extend Duration of Services in Head Start and Early Head Start

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families released a Program Instruction offering guidance and supplemental funding to extend full-day programming in Head Start. The following statement should be attributed to National Head Start Association Executive Director, Yasmina Vinci. 

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