Part of NHSA’s mission is to coalesce the Head Start community to raise public awareness and understanding about the Head Start Advantage. That’s why NHSA embarked on the Language Playbook project. Officially called, “Staying Strong, Standing United: Strengthening Every Head Start Community,” the ultimate goal of this campaign is to build public understanding of Head Start’s effectiveness in supporting America’s most vulnerable children and families.
Created with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Language Playbook is intended to help you and other Head Start advocates have better, more effective conversations about Head Start’s mission with the public. Whether you’re talking with a member of Congress, a school superintendent, or a parent, we hope the tips in this Playbook help you better communicate the power of Head Start with them.
NHSA will continue to roll out new tools and trainings to help you make the most of this new guide. We will also continue to offer in-person, interactive sessions at NHSA conferences highlighting real-world examples of how to use this new tool to solve everyday challenges and improve your program’s outreach to parents, partners, and policymakers.
These hands-on workshops offer opportunities to practice using the new language in real-life situations, and equip you with the knowledge you need to teach others in the Head Start community how to use the new language.
Interested in having an NHSA communications specialist create a virtual or in-person training tailored for the specific needs of your staff or association? Contact NHSA’s Director of Public Affairs Robin Winchell at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!