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.
NHSA Has Led Community in Advocating for Reforms of DRS
WASHINGTON, DC – The National Head Start Association today commended Congress for passing a two-week Continuing Resolution to avoid a shutdown of the federal government.
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.
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.
National Head Start Association Leadership Institute Taking Place Jan. 22-24
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.
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.
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.