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NAACP and NHSA Announce Joint Initiative to Help Empower Families

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the National Head Start Association (NHSA) recently announced a “historic joint initiative” in which the two associations will work together to empower Head Start families and provide them with crucial information through multiple directives. The Memorandum of Understanding will utilize Head Start’s comprehensive, two…

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Lessons We’ve Learned from Recompetition, and NHSA’s Suggestions for Improvement

Yasmina Vinci, Executive Director of the National Head Start Association (NHSA), recently penned a blog for The Huffington Post’s Education section, called “Head Start Designation Renewal System 2.0.” In it, Vinci discusses some of the lessons we’ve learned after three rounds of designation renewal, and talks about NHSA’s recommendations for improving the system. The entire…

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Hundreds of Head Start Staff to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Head Start on Capitol Hill October 1st

On the fourth day of the National Head Start Association’s 2014 Fall Leadership Institute, attendees will bus to Capitol Hill for the “GoSmart/50th Anniversary Kickoff Celebration,” which will celebrate 50 years of Head Start success. The theme of this year’s Fall Leadership Institute is “50 Years of Innovation.” Held September 28-October 2 in Washington, D.C.,…

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Mel Gravely to Present at NHSA’s 30th Annual Parent Conference & Family Engagement Institutes

Mel Gravely will be presenting two topics at the NHSA’s 30th Annual Parent Conference & Family Engagement Institutes. The conference, scheduled for December 9-12, 2013, will focus on two cornerstones of the Head Start model, Shared Governance and Family Engagement. According to the NHSA, as the nation’s attention turns toward early childhood education with an…

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