Sleeve Up for Head Start

COVID-19 Vaccine Awareness Campaign

Head Start's Unique Role in Mitigating the Spread of COVID-19

Head Start has done an exceptional job supporting children and families safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, as vaccines are becoming more widely available, including for all Head Start and Early Head Start staff, protecting our communities’ health through vaccination is an important next step. As Head Start staff and families navigate the personal medical decision of vaccination, NHSA seeks to equip our community with the tools needed to make informed decisions and share information within their own networks.

The Sleeve Up for Head Start campaign encourages members of the Head Start community to learn about the COVID-19 vaccine, identify and address vaccine hesitancy with empathy and cultural understanding, and share personal experiences around receiving the vaccine.

Join other Head Start staff who are helping make their communities a safer place, one vaccination at a time, by using the hashtags: #SleeveUpforHeadStart and #SleeveUp4HeadStart.

COVID-19 Vaccination Toolkit

This resource was designed following recommendations from NHSA's COVID-19 Vaccination and Mitigation Working Group of practitioners and stakeholders from across the country.

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Share Your Insights with the CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is conducting a national survey to learn about attitudes and behaviors regarding COVID-19 vaccination among staff working in child care and early childhood education programs.

Head Start & COVID-19 Symposium 

Watch NHSA's conversation around Head Start’s role in communities.

How Can NHSA Support You?

NHSA will continue to collect resources, share videos from Head Start leaders, and support your community’s specific COVID-19 vaccination needs as best we can. Let us know what you need at