Head Start “Year of Change” Storytelling Campaign


April - September 2018

Find out how you can nominate an inspiring story from your program

“What a Difference a Year Makes!”

Head Start transcends early childhood education because of its unique comprehensive services alter the trajectory of millions of lives. Head Start works with the whole child—mind, body, and spirit.

We want to share these amazing stories of Head Start children and families in local media outlets in every community across the nation.

How You Can Participate

As directors, teachers, staff, and parents in Head Start programs, you know that Head Start makes an immediate and profound impact on the lives of vulnerable children and families, and sparks lifelong change. Everyday, you see countless individual stories that show the impact and effectiveness of Head Start.

Nominate a Head Start child or family from your program who has changed over the course of the past year thanks to the Head Start Advantage! Here’s what you have to do:

  1. Fill out this form to nominate a child or family. Wait for NHSA to follow up with you over the summer to gather more information.
  2. - Watch for NHSA to post these amazing stories on social media and then share with stakeholders in your community!

NHSA will interview these story leads and then create testimonial videos, first-person written accounts, and other creative storytelling materials to be shared by the Head Start community and our partners just in time for back-to-school. Our public affairs team will also highlight in local media outlets at least one story from each state, Puerto Rico, and Washington D.C.

For questions or more information contact us at stories@nhsa.org. We can’t wait to tell your story!

Participate Today

Click here to share your story with us