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Statement on New Head Start Program Performance Standards

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Administration announced fresh Head Start Program Performance Standards. The following statement should be attributed to Yasmina Vinci, Executive Director of the National Head Start Association:

New Studies Underscore The Head Start Advantage

Washington, DC –  Studies recently released by The Brooking Institution’s Hamilton Project, The Long-term Impact of the Head Start Program, and the Georgetown University Center for Research on Children in

NHSA Appoints New Chief Quality Improvement Officer

Innovative Community Strengthens Resources

Announcing the Launch of Strive for Five

New National Program Offers Unique Tools for Early Educators to Promote Young Children’s Brain and Language Development   Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Too Small to Fail, the National Head Start Association, and the National Association for Family Child Care launch “STRIVE for 5: Talk, Read, Sing Early Learning Boot Camp” to provide educators with engaging, user-friendly resources to create language-rich early learning environments  

The National Head Start Association Receives Ford Foundation Grant

Supports Development of New Tool for Measuring Family Engagement   Washington, DC – The National Head Start Association has been awarded a $200,000 grant from the Ford Foundation as part of their shared mission to challenge inequality. The funding will support a study that will inform the national understanding of parent engagement and create a tool to help Head Start programs measure and quantify the contribution Head Start makes to family stability and success.

National Head Start Association Statement on FY’16 Omnibus Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This morning, Congress released a FY’16 omnibus appropriations bill that includes a significant increase in funding for Head Start and Early Head Start. The following statement should be attributed to Yasmina Vinci, Executive Director of the National Head Start Association:  

NHSA Releases Two Generations Together - Head Start Models

Report Spotlights Success of Two-Gen Approach in Local Head Start Programs Washington, DC – Today the National Head Start Association (NHSA), in partnership with Ascend at the Aspen Institute, released “Two Generations Together,” a case study report highlighting the exceptional efforts of Head Start programs in designing effective two-generation solutions aimed at breaking the cycle of poverty and putting families on the path to self-sufficiency.


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