7 Ways State Policymakers Can Step Up to Support the Children of Head Start as the American Rescue Plan Moves to U.S. Communities


The American Rescue Plan (ARP) is a welcome lifeline to millions of children and families adversely affected by COVID-19. Please join the Head Start and Early Head Start community to learn about 7 ways states can support the children and families of Head Start and Early Head Start, while strengthening their state early childhood systems.

Summer Garden Planning


Join us for a year of gardening ideas! As part of the Gro More Good Garden Grant Initiative, you are invited to attend a special webinar hosted by the National Head Start Association, Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and KidsGardening focused on engaging family members in youth garden efforts. Involving family members in your Head Start garden is always win for everyone involved, but even more important now as schools and centers are closed across the country. In this webinar, we will share easy garden activity ideas you can recommend to families to keep them gardening at home during these challenging times. With a focus on projects that can be completed with minimal supplies in limited spaces, we will hope to show how gardening can be accessible for all. Seasonal gardening ideas including suggested plant lists Sample lessons from the SEEDS Curriculum by the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center Recipes young children can help make using seasonal produce Tips from past Gro More Good Head Start Garden Grant Winners

COVID-19 Cliff Prevention: Summer Learning Path


COVID-19 Cliff Prevention Summer Learning Path NHSA is proud to partner with Waterford to share their 2021 Summer Learning Path (SLP) program with the Head Start community to help make Waterford Upstart available to families in need during the summer months and accelerate learning to respond to potential impacts associated with COVID-19. Last summer, in the wake of school closures across the country, Waterford.org gathered philanthropic support for a summer program to mitigate learning loss among some of the most at-risk families and served over 13,100 students in Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Ohio, Texas, and the Navajo Nation. Waterford Upstart's innovative blend of adaptive, personalized early learning software and support for families gives young learners the foundation to build readiness for kindergarten with just 25 minutes a day, five days a week. Based on last year's success, philanthropic partners have once again made it possible for Waterford Upstart to offer the Summer Learning Path at no cost to families. Including software access, support from a program coach, one computer per household if a family requires it, and Internet if a family requires it, the Summer Learning Path will be available to 4,000 children in (at least)…