Press Releases & Statements

National Head Start Association Congratulates Newly Appointed Office of Head Start Director

February 23, 2021 | Comments Off on National Head Start Association Congratulates Newly Appointed Office of Head Start Director

Dr. Bernadine Futrell, NHSA Senior Director of Effective Practice, appointed to lead the Office of Head Start WASHINGTON, DC – The National Head Start Association…

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Statement from NHSA Executive Director Yasmina Vinci on House Education and Labor Committee’s COVID-19 Relief Proposal

February 8, 2021 | Comments Off on Statement from NHSA Executive Director Yasmina Vinci on House Education and Labor Committee’s COVID-19 Relief Proposal

FY21 budget reconciliation bill recognizes Head Start’s critical need for COVID-19 relief WASHINGTON, DC – The National Head Start Association (NHSA) today expressed gratitude to…

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COVID-19 Relief Package Includes $250 Million for Head Start

December 21, 2020 | Comments Off on COVID-19 Relief Package Includes $250 Million for Head Start

Supplemental pandemic-related funding will help address the increased expenses associated with providing safe and effective services to children and families WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Head…

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Open Letter to Congress on Head Start’s Urgent COVID-19 Needs

December 11, 2020 | Comments Off on Open Letter to Congress on Head Start’s Urgent COVID-19 Needs

The Honorable Mitch McConnell 317 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi 235 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 The…

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CDC Report Highlights Head Start’s Success in Mitigating Spread of COVID-19

December 7, 2020 | Comments Off on CDC Report Highlights Head Start’s Success in Mitigating Spread of COVID-19

Head Start programs need additional funding to continue this record of success   WASHINGTON, DC – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today…

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Head Start Congratulates Xavier Becerra, Nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services

December 7, 2020 | Comments Off on Head Start Congratulates Xavier Becerra, Nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services

WASHINGTON, DC – In a statement today from National Head Start Association Executive Director Yasmina Vinci, the Head Start community congratulated California Attorney General and…

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Head Start Honors Rep. Nita Lowey for Commitment to Children and Families

November 23, 2020 | Comments Off on Head Start Honors Rep. Nita Lowey for Commitment to Children and Families

Retiring House Appropriations Chair Shepherded Critical Funding for Head Start   WASHINGTON, DC – The Head Start community honored retiring Representative Nita Lowey (D-NY) last…

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Head Start Welcomes Funding Bill from Senate that Approaches House-Proposed Increase for FY21

November 10, 2020 | Comments Off on Head Start Welcomes Funding Bill from Senate that Approaches House-Proposed Increase for FY21

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Head Start Association (NHSA) today applauded the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations proposed investment in Head Start for fiscal year…

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Head Start Ready to Work with President-Elect Biden to Put Children and Families First

November 9, 2020 | Comments Off on Head Start Ready to Work with President-Elect Biden to Put Children and Families First

WASHINGTON, DC – In a statement today from National Head Start Association Executive Director Yasmina Vinci, the Head Start community announced its commitment to working…

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National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness and the National Head Start Association Launch New Online Resource to Educate Public on Importance of Good Vision

October 20, 2020 | Comments Off on National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness and the National Head Start Association Launch New Online Resource to Educate Public on Importance of Good Vision

A New Tool Kit, “Small Steps for Big Vision: An Eye Health Information Tool Kit for Parents and Caregivers,” Created for Parents and Caregivers to…

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