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Our Partnerships
The National Head Start Association strives to create meaningful partnerships and alliances that inspire and support the Head Start field as a leader in early childhood development and education. We create mutually beneficial relationships with nonprofit organizations, corporations, and government agencies that are strongly aligned with NHSA’s mission and priorities. Our partnerships focus on those designed to enhance Head Start programs’ ability to provide high quality services to Head Start families and their children. NHSA does not review, rate, or endorse partner products or resources.

Corporate Leadership Council

Our Corporate Leadership Council includes up to twelve partners per year who make a significant investment and have demonstrated a multi-conference commitment to NHSA. This council was designed to foster a deeper level of collaboration and engagement between NHSA and the corporate community that supports Head Start. Council members receive special insight about the evolving Head Start market and are invited to offer strategic guidance.

Strategic Partners

NHSA works alongside our strategic partners to collectively develop new initiatives, facilitate co-advocacy efforts, and engage in joint projects aimed at advancing a common purpose or shared mission. These partners include thought leaders, innovators, content experts, and other professionals or groups engaged in efforts to promote continuous quality improvement in the early childhood education field and/or efforts to provide valuable benefits that directly impact Head Start programs, leaders, staff, and/or children and their families.

Head Start Boosters

NHSA works with organizations and companies that have free resources, information, or opportunities they want to share with the Head Start community, but don’t have a marketing budget to promote. Head Start Boosters are welcome to submit content for possible inclusion in our newsletters or on our social media platforms or web site.

Partnership requests evaluation criteria
Alignment with NHSA mission and priorities Proposed relationship is mutually beneficial with meaningful outcomes An evaluation that sufficient staff exists to support the request