Press Releases & Statements

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

November 10, 2020

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

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

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

September 30, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…

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