Dear Head Start Community,
I write to let you know that the 2020 National Head Start Conference and Expo will not take place in person and we are in the process of transitioning to a fully virtual experience. Over the past several weeks, NHSA has been closely monitoring the spread of this virus and the implications it will have for the health and safety of Head Start children, families, and staff, as well as for the nation and the global community.
Brief Outlines Variety of Ways States Are Investing in Head Start
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Head Start Association (NHSA) and Voices for Healthy Kids, an initiative of the American Heart Association with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), today released an issue brief detailing the variety of ways state lawmakers fill critical service gaps for children and families from at-risk backgrounds by investing in Head Start programs.
Republicans and Democrats Unite in Support of Head Start
WASHINGTON, DC – The National Head Start Association recognized more than two dozen members of Congress today for their leadership in supporting Head Start, the comprehensive early childhood development program for at-risk infants, young children, and their families.
Cheers Targeted Funding for Head Start to Address Trauma
WASHINGTON, DC, December 19, 2019 – Following passage today in the U.S. Senate of the final fiscal year 2020 spending bill, the National Head Start Association thanked members of Congress from both parties for their steadfast support throughout the year in championing this historic investment in America’s most vulnerable children and families.
WASHINGTON, DC - The National Head Start Association’s Executive Director, Yasmina Vinci, commented on the legacy created by U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, who passed away Thursday morning at the age of 68.
WASHINGTON, DC – The National Head Start Association’s Executive Director, Yasmina Vinci, commented on the decades of leadership of U.S. Representative Nita Lowey (NY-17), who served as chairwoman of the House Committee on Appropriations. Chairwoman Lowey announced today that she would retire from Congress at the end of her current terms.