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NHSA Statement on Extension of Comment Period on NPRM for the Head Start Program Performance Standards

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that it has extended the comment period on the Notice of Proposed Rule Making for revised Head Start Program Performance Standards by 30 days. The announcement will be published in the Federal Register on Wednesday August 12, 2015 and the new deadline for comments is September 17, 2015.

National Head Start Association Statement on Permanent Repeal of SGR

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congress has passed, and the President is expected to sign, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, a measure to permanently replace Medicare's physician payment formula and repeal the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR). This measure includes a 2 year extension for Maternal, Infant, Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV). The following statement should be attributed to Yasmina Vinci, Executive Director of the National Head Start Association.

Statement on House Budget Committee Report: The War on Poverty: 50 Years Later

The following statement should be attributed to Yasmina Vinci, executive director of the National Head Start Association: 

NHSA Releases Two Generations Together - Head Start Models

Report Spotlights Success of Two-Gen Approach in Local Head Start Programs Washington, DC – Today the National Head Start Association (NHSA), in partnership with Ascend at the Aspen Institute, released “Two Generations Together,” a case study report highlighting the exceptional efforts of Head Start programs in designing effective two-generation solutions aimed at breaking the cycle of poverty and putting families on the path to self-sufficiency.

Statement: President Obama Announces Plan to Extend Head Start

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- National Head Start Association Statement President Obama’s FY16 Budget to Expand Access to High-Quality Early EducationWill include funding to increase duration of Head Start to a full school day and year

National Head Start Association Applauds FY’15 Omnibus Appropriations Bill

Solid funding level enables centers to maintain current services under ever-rising costs

National Head Start Association Statement on Senate Passage of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C.– The House and Senate have passed, and the President is expected to sign, the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014. The following statement should be attributed to Yasmina Vinci, Executive Director of the National Head Start Association: 

Statement on Senate Passage of Reauthorization of CCDBG

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  National Head Start Association Statement on Senate Passage of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 WASHINGTON, D.C.– The House and Senate have passed, and the President is expected to sign, the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014. The following statement should be attributed to Yasmina Vinci, Executive Director of the National Head Start Association: 

NHSA Announces Partnership with Imagination Foundation and Lakeshore Learning

The National Head Start Association and the Imagination Foundation, in Partnership with Lakeshore Learning, Announce their Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action in Early STEM Education

NHSA Teams up with Sesame Workshop and Ounce of Prevention Fund for New Initiative

SESAME WORKSHOP AND OUNCE OF PREVENTION FUND TEAM UP FOR NEW PARENT AND CHILD ENGAGEMENT INITIATIVE Partnership and Commitment to Action Announced at CGI America Meeting

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