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Press Releases & Statements

Head Start Welcomes Infusion of $750 Million to Shore Up Services Impacted by COVID-19

Bill Also Will Help Stabilize Child Care, Nutrition, Housing, and Other Services Critical for Head Start Children and Families  

A Message from Executive Director Yasmina Vinci

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. 

Head Start Joins Allies in Giving “Power to the Profession”

Early Childhood Education Community Coalesces Over Framework for Elevating Profession

New Resource: How States Can Utilize a Ready-Built Support for At-Risk Children and Families

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.

Head Start Receives Level Funding in President’s Budget Proposal

Blueprint Will Allow Head Start to Continue Addressing Childhood Trauma  

Head Start Honors Congressional Champions at Annual Capitol Hill Event

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. 

Head Start Thanks Champions in Congress for Historic Investment in Children and 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. 

NHSA Applauds Bipartisan Support in Congress for Historic Investment in Children and Families

Cheers Targeted Funding for Head Start to Address Trauma 

Head Start Mourns the Passing of Chairman Elijah Cummings

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.

Head Start Thanks Chairwoman Lowey for Her Leadership, Support

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.

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