Press Releases & Statements

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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Head Start Community Appreciates Congressional Commitment to At-Risk Children and Families

July 14, 2020 | Comments Off on Head Start Community Appreciates Congressional Commitment to At-Risk Children and Families

House bill increases annual funding for Head Start, but COVID-19 response needs emerge WASHINGTON, DC —  The National Head Start Association (NHSA) today commended the U.S.…

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Remarks of NHSA Executive Director Yasmina Vinci to the Head Start Community

June 24, 2020 | Comments Off on Remarks of NHSA Executive Director Yasmina Vinci to the Head Start Community

“Head Start was born during another era of fighting for equal justice, an era envisioned by its activists to be the end of racism, discrimination,…

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Head Start Welcomes Infusion of $750 Million to Shore Up Services Impacted by COVID-19

March 19, 2020 | Comments Off on Head Start Welcomes Infusion of $750 Million to Shore Up Services Impacted by COVID-19

March 26, 2020 Bill Also Will Help Stabilize Child Care, Nutrition, Housing, and Other Services Critical for Head Start Children and Families WASHINGTON, DC –…

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NEW RESOURCE: How States Can Utilize a Ready-Built Support for At-Risk Children and Families

February 19, 2020 | Comments Off on NEW RESOURCE: How States Can Utilize a Ready-Built Support for At-Risk Children and Families

Brief Outlines Variety of Ways States Are Investing in Head Start WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Head Start Association (NHSA) and Voices for Healthy Kids,…

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