House bill increases annual funding for Head Start, but COVID-19 response needs emerge
WASHINGTON, DC – The National Head Start Association’s Executive Director, Yasmina Vinci, issued the following statement on the legacy of U.S. Representative and Civil Rights icon John Lewis, who passed away Friday at the age of 80.
Welcome to the 2020 NHSA New Directors Boot Camp! The Boot Camp is designed to support new and new-ish Head Start program directors and focuses on setting our Hearts, Minds, and Skills on the work ahead to lead effectively and address the following essential questions: - Heart Set: Who am I as a leader, and how can I build upon my strengths to lead effectively in this new role?
More than 125 members of Congress endorse critical COVID-19 support for Head Start
Programs Need at Least $1.7 Billion in Emergency Funding to Open Safely and Effectively WASHINGTON, DC – The National Head Start Association (NHSA) today expressed immediate concern that supplemental COVID-19 response funding legislation proposed by Senate majority leadership fails to include support for Head Start. While the proposed legislation includes funding to support schools and child care providers in reopening, it does not include the $1.7 billion Head Start programs need to avert a devastating funding shortfall.
September 21 - September 24
Your leadership is needed now more than ever. Join us for the 2020 Fall Leadership Institute on September 21-24. With all the momentous events taking place this year, there’s a feeling in Washington that we are on the brink of change that only comes once in a generation. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to hear from thought leaders, national political figures, and your cutting-edge colleagues on what all this change means for Head Start.
New legislation would enable Head Start to better support children and families WASHINGTON, DC – The National Head Start Association (NHSA) today applauded the introduction of the Head Start Extended Duration Grants Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill, led by Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D–OH) and Congressman Steve Stivers (R–OH) would provide funds for Head Start programs to extend their hours of operation, providing quality care and education for children and increased flexibility for working parents and caregivers.