Press Releases & Statements

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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NHSA Op-ed in The Hill Newspaper calls for Congress to Support Head Start with COVID-19 Relief Funding

October 16, 2020 | Comments Off on NHSA Op-ed in The Hill Newspaper calls for Congress to Support Head Start with COVID-19 Relief Funding

In Case You Missed It…   WASHINGTON, DC – National Head Start Association (NHSA) Executive Director Yasmina Vinci penned an opinion article published today in Washington’s The Hill…

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Senators Unite Across Party Lines to Champion Relief Funding for Head Start

September 30, 2020 | Comments Off on Senators Unite Across Party Lines to Champion Relief Funding for Head Start

Sen. Duckworth (Illinois) and Sen. Murkowski (Alaska) pen letter urging aid for COVID-19 needs   WASHINGTON, DC – The National Head Start Association (NHSA) today…

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Funding for Head Start Emerges Amid COVID-19 Relief Negotiations

September 29, 2020 | Comments Off on Funding for Head Start Emerges Amid COVID-19 Relief Negotiations

Latest HEROES Act Draft Includes $1.7 Billion to Continue Services for At-Risk Children and Families     WASHINGTON, DC – The National Head Start Association…

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Head Start Cheers Final Rule Improving Quality Evaluation Standards for Programs

August 27, 2020 | Comments Off on Head Start Cheers Final Rule Improving Quality Evaluation Standards for Programs

NHSA Has Advocated Against 10% and Single Deficiency Triggers Since 2013   WASHINGTON, DC – The National Head Start Association announced today that seven years of…

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Head Start Welcomes Introduction of the Head Start Extended Duration Grants Act

August 4, 2020 | Comments Off on Head Start Welcomes Introduction of the Head Start Extended Duration Grants Act

New legislation would enable Head Start to better support children and families WASHINGTON, DC – The National Head Start Association (NHSA) today applauded the introduction…

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Head Start Community Concerned by Lack of Support in COVID-19 Relief Bill

July 27, 2020 | Comments Off on Head Start Community Concerned by Lack of Support in COVID-19 Relief Bill

Programs Need at Least $1.7 Billion in Emergency Funding to Open Safely and Effectively WASHINGTON, DC – The National Head Start Association (NHSA) today expressed immediate…

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Head Start Applauds Congressional Champions for Support amidst COVID-19

July 20, 2020 | Comments Off on Head Start Applauds Congressional Champions for Support amidst COVID-19

More than 125 members of Congress endorse critical COVID-19 support for Head Start WASHINGTON, DC – The National Head Start Association (NHSA) today applauded the more…

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Head Start Mourns the Passing of Congressman John Lewis

July 18, 2020 | Comments Off on Head Start Mourns the Passing of Congressman John Lewis

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Head Start Association’s Executive Director, Yasmina Vinci, issued the following statement on the legacy of U.S. Representative and Civil Rights icon…

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