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NHSA’s Data-Use Optimization Project Selected As Early Childhood Innovation Prize “Top Idea”

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.

NHSA, State Legislatures Celebrate Head Start’s Birthday

NHSA Launching National Effort to Engage State Lawmakers

NHSA Leading Communications Initiative to Unify, Strengthen Head Start Community

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. 

Workforce Catalyst Concludes With Commitments for Strengthening Head Start

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“Workforce Catalyst” Brings Together Leading Experts to Strengthen Head Start

For immediate releaseApril 24, 2018Contact: Robin Winchell (  “Workforce Catalyst” Brings Together Leading Experts to Strengthen Head Start Follow the Action at #WorkforceCatalyst

NHSA Comment on Appointment of Dr. Bergeron to Lead Office of Head Start

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.

Head Start Remembers First Lady Barbara Bush

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.

Head Start Welcomes Boost in Federal Funding

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.

Head Start Remembers Dr. Brazelton as Revolutionary Expert, Compassionate Guide on Childhood Development

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Head Start Association’s Executive Director, Yasmina Vinci, commented on the legacy created by Dr. T. Berry Brazelton in advancing the field of early childhood development. Dr. Brazelton passed away on Tuesday at the age of 99.

Congress Passes Disaster Relief Funding for Head Start

Nearly 100,000 Head Start Children Were Impacted by Storms   WASHINGTON, DC – The National Head Start Association today welcomed congressional passage of legislation to provide $650 million to meet the recovery needs of Head Start programs impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. NHSA was also pleased the budget deal passed by Congress early this morning extended the Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting program (MIECHV), a program that helps guide low-income, at-risk mothers in parenting.


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