PROMISE Award Given During Head Start on the Hill Breakfast
WASHINGTON, DC – The National Head Start Association recognized eight U.S. Senators today for their continued support of Head Start with the PROMISE (Protecting Our Most Important Students Early) Award. Awardee Senator Shelley Moore Capito (WV), along with Head Start allies Senator John Boozman (AR) and Senator Jeff Merkley (OR), addressed leaders of the Head Start community during the annual Head Start on the Hill Breakfast, which kicked off a day of meetings with members of Congress and their staff.
Waiving Unfunded Mandate is ‘Best Outcome’
WASHINGTON, DC – The National Head Start Association commented today on the announcement that the Department of Health and Human Services is waiving the extended duration requirement on center-based Head Start programs.
New Federal Law Requires Greater Cooperation with Head Start
WASHINGTON, DC – The National Head Start Association (NHSA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) today released a comprehensive toolkit to help school districts in meeting new federal requirements that they formally partner with Head Start and other early childhood education providers to facilitate the transition of children from early childhood settings to kindergarten.
National League of Cities Says Current System Empowers Local Decision-Making
WASHINGTON, DC – The National Head Start Association today commended the National League of Cities for passing language in their 2018 National Municipal Policy expressing strong support for preserving Head Start’s federal-to-local funding structure.
Nearly 100,000 Head Start Children Were Impacted by Storms
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Head Start Association today said the latest emergency supplemental appropriations request issued today by the Trump Administration does not call for sufficient funds to meet the recovery needs of Head Start programs impacted by this year’s natural disasters.
WASHINGTON, DC – Earlier today, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a FY 2018 funding bill for the Departments of Labor, HHS, Education, and Related Agencies accounts. Head Start and Early Head Start were flat funded from FY 2017. The Senate Committee's action follows July's House Appropriations Committee bill that provided an increase of $22 million for Head Start and Early Head Start in FY 2018. The following statement should be attributed to Yasmina Vinci, executive director of the National Head Start Association:
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the National Association of Counties voted in favor of the Head Start Resolution, their proposed resolution to maintain Head Start’s federal-to-local funding structure. The following statement should be attributed to Yasmina Vinci, executive director of the National Head Start Association: