Dear Readers and Head Start Advocates:

The National Head Start Association blog has moved to Over the next month, we plan to gradually republish our Medium collection on our website. You will be able to find everything in one place, including stories about BOLD Leadership, our amazing alumni, and Dr. B’s Touchpoint, and much more.

Thank you to our readers and to our many guest authors who have created an incredible collection of content representing the diverse body of work made possible by the nationwide Head Start community.

How the American Rescue Plan led to a rebirth in connecting families to expanded community supports in Berks County, PA

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) passed by the U.S. Congress in March 2021 represents an all-government effort to reduce the worst educational, health, and economic effects of COVID-19. Head Start programs can play a critical role in informing ARP spending decisions at the community level and connecting families to support…

Four pictures of cute todders with a quote above them that says: “America’s new universal preschool system must be holistic, meeting the full range of children’s needs — learning, health, mental health, and economic stability for their families. Fortunately, there is already a national preschool program with a model fit for this moment: Head Start.
Quote from the Children’s Equity Project recent report, Building a Universal Preschool System Around Head Start.

Right now, through the American Families Plan (AFP) President Biden is calling for a national partnership with states to offer free, high-quality, and inclusive preschool to all three- and four-year-olds. According to the White House, this expansion could benefit five million children.

With this focus on a major expansion of…

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