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National Head Start Association Statement on FY’16 Omnibus Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This morning, Congress released a FY’16 omnibus appropriations bill that includes a significant increase in funding for Head Start and Early Head Start. The following statement should be attributed to Yasmina Vinci, Executive Director of the National Head Start Association:  

Statement on the Potential Shutdown of the Federal Government Shutdown Threatens to Again Displace 19,000 Head Start Children

The following statement should be attributed to Yasmina Vinci, Executive Director of the National Head Start Association. “Tens of thousands of Head Start children are again on the edge of suffering devastating flashbacks. Two years ago, access to Head Start programs was threatened for as many as 19,000 vulnerable children when the Federal Government was shut down because Congress was at budget impasse.

NHSA Files Revision Recommendations for Head Start Performance Standards

WASHINGTON, DC – In advance of today’s deadline for submitting comments in response to the Notice of Proposed Rule Making for revised Head Start Program Performance Standards, 1200 Head Start practitioners and advocates – including every national, regional, and state Head Start Association representing all Head Start grantees – signed on to the National Head Start Association’s (NHSA) recommendations filed with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Head Start (OHS).

NHSA Statement on Extension of Comment Period on NPRM for the Head Start Program Performance Standards

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that it has extended the comment period on the Notice of Proposed Rule Making for revised Head Start Program Performance Standards by 30 days. The announcement will be published in the Federal Register on Wednesday August 12, 2015 and the new deadline for comments is September 17, 2015.

National Head Start Association Statement on Permanent Repeal of SGR

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congress has passed, and the President is expected to sign, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, a measure to permanently replace Medicare's physician payment formula and repeal the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR). This measure includes a 2 year extension for Maternal, Infant, Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV). The following statement should be attributed to Yasmina Vinci, Executive Director of the National Head Start Association.

Statement on House Budget Committee Report: The War on Poverty: 50 Years Later

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

NHSA Releases Two Generations Together - Head Start Models

Report Spotlights Success of Two-Gen Approach in Local Head Start Programs Washington, DC – Today the National Head Start Association (NHSA), in partnership with Ascend at the Aspen Institute, released “Two Generations Together,” a case study report highlighting the exceptional efforts of Head Start programs in designing effective two-generation solutions aimed at breaking the cycle of poverty and putting families on the path to self-sufficiency.

Statement: President Obama Announces Plan to Extend Head Start

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- National Head Start Association Statement President Obama’s FY16 Budget to Expand Access to High-Quality Early EducationWill include funding to increase duration of Head Start to a full school day and year

National Head Start Association Applauds FY’15 Omnibus Appropriations Bill

Solid funding level enables centers to maintain current services under ever-rising costs

National Head Start Association Statement on Senate Passage of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C.– The House and Senate have passed, and the President is expected to sign, the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014. The following statement should be attributed to Yasmina Vinci, Executive Director of the National Head Start Association: 

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