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Press Releases & Statements

Head Start Cheers House Passage of Robust Funding Bill

Bill Includes $750 Million to Aid Head Start in Addressing Surge in Childhood Trauma  

Head Start Backs Legislation to Treat Childhood Trauma

RISE from Trauma Act Recognizes Vital Role of Head Start in Supporting Children and Families 

Head Start Celebrates Passage of Major Disaster Relief Funding Bill

Congress Passes Bill with $55 Million for Head Start Programs 

Head Start Cheers House Committee Passage of Robust Funding Bill

House Bill Supports Head Start’s Role in Aiding Children Experiencing Trauma  

Head Start Applauds Congressional Champions for Support

More Than 200 Members of Congress Endorse Robust Funding for Head Start

Statement on the Passing of President George H. W. Bush

The Head Start community mourns the passing of President George H.W. Bush, who along with the First Lady was an ardent supporter of providing every vulnerable child the opportunity to succeed in school and life. 

Head Start Recognized By White House as Leaders in Treating Effects of Opioid Epidemic

Head Start Attends Bill-Signing of ‘First Step’ Opioid Bill

Congress Passes $200 Million Increase for Head Start

NHSA Applauds Growing Investment in Head Start Workforce, Child Care Partnerships WASHINGTON, DC, September 26, 2018 – The National Head Start Association (NHSA) today welcomed final passage by Congress of legislation making a significant increase in the federal investment in Head Start. 

Senate Passes $250 Million Increase for Head Start

Earlier today, the United States Senate passed its Fiscal Year 2019 funding package for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies.  The bill, which also included funding for the Department of Defense, includes a $250 million increase for Head Start in order to meet the rising costs of high-quality services for our nation’s most vulnerable children and their families. The bill will head to a conference committee with the United States House of Representatives.  

Head Start Leaders Call for Support in Responding to Opioids

Community-Embedded Programs Serve One Million Children from Birth to Age 5 WASHINGTON, DC – The National Head Start Association (NHSA) today called on Congress to create targeted grants to increase local Head Start program capacity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of young children impacted by the opioid epidemic.


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