Press Releases & Statements

NHSA Awards Head Start BOLD Leadership Prizes

March 9, 2021

Fourteen Head Start leaders celebrated for extraordinary efforts navigating the challenges of 2020 Washington, DC — Today, the National Head Start Association awarded the Bold Leadership Prizes…

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COVID-19 Relief Uplifts Head Start in Drive to Address Child Poverty

March 3, 2021

FY21 budget reconciliation bill recognizes Head Start’s critical role in addressing child poverty WASHINGTON, DC – The National Head Start Association (NHSA) today underscored the…

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$1 Billion in Head Start COVID-19 Relief Passes House of Representatives

March 1, 2021

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

February 23, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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