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Press Releases & Statements

NHSA Comment on Appointment of Dr. Bergeron to Lead Office of Head Start

WASHINGTON, DC, April 23 – The National Head Start Association, a not-for-profit organization supporting the Head Start community, issued the following statement following the announcement that Dr. Deborah Bergeron would be the next director of the Office of Head Start.

Head Start Remembers First Lady Barbara Bush

WASHINGTON, DC, April 18, 2018 – The National Head Start Association’s Executive Director, Yasmina Vinci, commented on the legacy created by Barbara Bush, former First Lady of the United States, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 92.

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.

Head Start Hears from Senate Supporters

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.

NHSA, CCSSO Create Toolkit to Help Schools Coordinate with Early Childhood Education Programs

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. 

NHSA Statement on “Opportunities for State Leadership of Early Childhood Programs” Hearing at the United States House of Representatives

WASHINGTON, DC – Earlier today, the United States House of Representatives Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education held a hearing titled “Opportunities for State Leadership of Early Childhood Programs.” The following statement should be attributed to Yasmina Vinci, executive director of the National Head Start Association:

Top Chef Judge Hugh Acheson to Serve as Healthy Living Ambassador

“Head Start” dishes created to support Garden Grants and Dollar per Child

NHSA Announces Congressional PROMISE Award Recipients

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National Head Start Association Statement on Election of Donald J. Trump

WASHINGTON, DC –  American voters yesterday elected Donald J. Trump the 45th President of the United States. The following statement should be attributed to Yasmina Vinci, executive director of the National Head Start Association: 

National Head Start Association Twitter Chat

National Head Start Association hosts Twitter Chat about recent Head Start research

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