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Press Releases & Statements

National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness and the National Head Start Association Launch New Online Resource to Educate Public on Importance of Good Vision

A New Tool Kit, “Small Steps for Big Vision: An Eye Health Information Tool Kit for Parents and Caregivers,” Created for Parents and Caregivers to Provide Education, Guidance, and Support to Protect Vision  

Senators Unite Across Party Lines to Champion Relief Funding for Head Start

Sen. Duckworth (Illinois) and Sen. Murkowski (Alaska) pen letter urging aid for COVID-19 needs  

Funding for Head Start Emerges Amid COVID-19 Relief Negotiations

Latest HEROES Act Draft Includes $1.7 Billion to Continue Services for At-Risk Children and Families    

Head Start Cheers Final Rule Improving Quality Evaluation Standards for Programs

NHSA Has Advocated Against 10% and Single Deficiency Triggers Since 2013  

Head Start Welcomes Introduction of the Head Start Extended Duration Grants Act

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. 

Head Start Community Concerned by Lack of Support in COVID-19 Relief Bill

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.

Head Start Applauds Congressional Champions for Support amidst COVID-19

More than 125 members of Congress endorse critical COVID-19 support for Head Start

Head Start Mourns the Passing of Congressman John Lewis

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. 

Head Start Community Appreciates Congressional Commitment to At-Risk Children and Families

House bill increases annual funding for Head Start, but COVID-19 response needs emerge


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