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Statement on Senate Committee Passage of the Strong Start for America’s Children Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE National Head Start Association Statement on Senate Committee Passage of the Strong Start for America’s Children Act WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that she is leaving her post. The following statement should be attributed to Yasmina Vinci, Executive Director of the National Head Start Association: 

Aspen Institute Names NHSA to National Network to Disrupt Poverty for Children and Parents

Washington, DC – The National Head Start Association (NHSA) today was named a member of the Aspen Institute Ascend Network, a new network of leading organizations using two-generation approaches to disrupt poverty and create economic mobility for families.

Statement on Resignation of HHS Secretary Sebelius

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that she is leaving her post. The following statement should be attributed to Yasmina Vinci, Executive Director of the National Head Start Association: 

STATEMENT SENATE HELP HEARING ON THE STRONG START ACT OF 2013

Washington, DC—Today the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions held a hearing on the Strong Start for America’s Children Act, legislation to expand access to pre-kindergarten programs across the United States. The following statement should be attributed to Yasmina Vinci, Executive Director of the National Head Start Association: 

Statement on the Passage of the Growth Rate Fix

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congress has passed, and the President is expected to sign, a measure to prevent cuts in payments to doctors through the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR). This measure includes a short-term extension for Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV). The following statement should be attributed to Yasmina Vinci, Executive Director of the National Head Start Association: 

Statement on Release of FY 15 Budget Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, President Obama submitted his budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2015 to Congress, including over $1 billion in new investments in Head Start and Early Head Start.  The following statement should be attributed to Yasmina Vinci, executive director of the National Head Start Association: 

Statement on Passing of Dr. Robert Cooke

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Sunday February 2, 2014, Dr. Robert E. Cooke, a pediatrician who worked with Presidents John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson to create Head Start, died at age 93. The following statement should be attributed to Yasmina Vinci, executive director of the National Head Start Association: 

Statement on The Death of Nelson Mandela

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday December 5, Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa, died at age 95. The following statement should be attributed to Yasmina Vinci, Executive Director of the National Head Start Association:

Statement on Reopening of the Federal Government

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

Statement on Effects of Continued Government Shutdown

The following statement should be attributed to Yasmina Vinci, Executive Director of the National Head Start Association. Washington, DC – “With the government shutdown racing toward November 1, an additional 157 Head Start programs across 42 states* and one U.S. Territory** who will begin their grant year on November 1 are facing the very real threat of being unable to keep their doors open in the absence of a new year of federal funding. These 157 programs serve 86,000 at-risk children who rely on the comprehensive early learning services provided by Head Start.

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