Earlier today, the United States Senate passed its Fiscal Year 2019 funding package for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies. The bill, which also included funding for the Department of Defense, includes a $250 million increase for Head Start in order to meet the rising costs of high-quality services for our nation’s most vulnerable children and their families. The bill will head to a conference committee with the United States House of Representatives.
Community-Embedded Programs Serve One Million Children from Birth to Age 5
WASHINGTON, DC – The National Head Start Association (NHSA) today called on Congress to appropriate $200 million in targeted grants to increase local Head Start program capacity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of young children impacted by the opioid epidemic.
Gary Community Investments Will Help Accelerate Project’s Development
WASHINGTON, DC — Among the 15 breakthrough solutions named the Early Childhood Innovation Prize’s “Top Ideas” is a practitioner-driven infrastructure project to increase the ability of Head Start programs to use data to improve outcomes for vulnerable children and families, the National Head Start Association announced today.
Project is Funded by a Grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation
WASHINGTON, DC, May 3 – The National Head Start Association has launched a two-year grassroots-driven initiative to unite and strengthen the Head Start community through a common language that best communicates the mission and value of the nation’s largest early childhood development program.
WASHINGTON, DC, April 23 – The National Head Start Association, a not-for-profit organization supporting the Head Start community, issued the following statement following the announcement that Dr. Deborah Bergeron would be the next director of the Office of Head Start.
WASHINGTON, DC, April 18, 2018 – The National Head Start Association’s Executive Director, Yasmina Vinci, commented on the legacy created by Barbara Bush, former First Lady of the United States, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 92.
Bipartisan Agreement Includes $610 Million Increase for FY 2018
WASHINGTON, DC – The Head Start community welcomed a significant increase in federal funding when a bipartisan funding agreement for fiscal year 2018 was released last night by Congressional leadership.