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.
Philanthropists Keep Head Start Open During Government Shutdown Laura and John Arnold provide up to $10 million in emergency funding to help children and families
WASHINGTON, DC – The following statement should be attributed jointly to Yasmina Vinci, Executive Director of the National Head Start Association. “Leaders on Capitol Hill, mired in an absurd and childish stand-off and unable to decide on a budget, left potentially 19,000 vulnerable children without Head Start services today when they shut down the Federal Government. In 23 programs across 11 different states, Head Start programs are now without grant money critical to the delivery of Head Start’s high-quality early education.
Head Start parent calls on lawmakers to invest in early education programs delivering opportunity to most vulnerable Washington, DC – Today, Head Start parent Shavon Collier testified before the Senate Budget Committee, emphasizing the overwhelming impact that present-day budget decisions will have on the futures of at-risk children. Joined by her daughter and Head Start alumna Sakhia Whitehead, Collier described her journey as a parent with children attending the Edward C. Mazique Child Center in Washington, DC.
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.
The National Head Start Association (NHSA) has partnered with The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) to make available copies of two of its children’s publications, Kamie Cat's Terrible Night and Pablo Puppy’s Search for the Perfect Person, to Head Start classrooms and centers nationwide.
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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.
2_-_lady_bird_johnson.jpg 50 Years of Serving Children and Families Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015