The untiring voice that will not be quiet until every child has access to the Head Start model of support.

Advocacy is a pillar of early childhood education. Head Start staff instinctively advocate for their students, in their workplaces, and in their communities. NHSA's legislative and political advocacy advances the profession and the cause of our nation's youngest learners. NHSA's members and advocates work in every part of the preschool universe—from the classroom, to providing support to new and expecting families at home, to driving buses, and more—and NHSA has affiliate organizations in every state and region of the nation.

Public Policy and Advocacy News

Five Ways to Prepare for Build Back Better

In the early childhood education and care community, emotions are running high. We are brimming with hope and excitement about the historic investments within Build Back Better. At the same time, continued challenges from the pandemic and a workforce crisis…

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What the Infrastructure Deal means for Head Start

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is a monumental step forward for the nation. While much more direct impacts to Head Start and Early Head Start will likely be observed in the pending Build Back Better legislation (including pre-k and…

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