Congress Provides Relief to those Impacted by COVID-19

March 10, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC – NHSA applauds the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP), which includes $1 billion for Head Start and Early Head Start,…

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FY21 Funding uplifts Head Start in Addressing Child Poverty

March 3, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Head Start Association (NHSA) today underscored the critical importance of the $1 billion for Head Start that the U.S. House…

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NHSA Congratulates Dr. Bernadine Futrell, Newly Appointed Office of Head Start Director

February 23, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC – NHSA extends our congratulations to Dr. Bernadine Futrell, the association’s former senior director of effective practice, on her appointment as the Director…

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$250 Million in Supplemental Funding for Head Start

December 21, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Head Start Association (NHSA) today expressed gratitude to Congress for responding to the concerns of Head Start by including $250 million…

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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

WASHINGTON, DC – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released a report highlighting Head Start’s effective response in managing the spread of COVID-19. The…

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

November 23, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC – The Head Start community honored retiring Representative Nita Lowey (D-NY) last week for her leadership in Congress on early education, maternal and…

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

November 9, 2020

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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