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


Tashia Lemon-Guillory

Director of Lawtell Head Start Center — Lawtell, Louisiana


Chief among all our concerns is the workforce crisis,” Yasmina shared. “This has long been an issue that has been slowly burning, but the heat has recently been turned…


September 2021

Love Note

Let’s get started with our love note. This love note is a really easy one. On August 27, the Office of Head Start deputy director Ann Linehan will be retiring, or retired depending on when you see this. It will either have just happened or going to happen. And so this Touchpoint’s love note has to go out to Ann Linehan for all of…


2020 BOLD Thinker: Macy Jones

Exemplifying ambitious and welcoming leadership, serving with integrity, and being grounded in faith make Macy Jones a 2020 BOLD Thinker.

Macy Jones is the Head Start Director at Alexander County Head Start in Taylorsville, North…


2020 BOLD Thinker: Maria McNair

Adapting leadership style and scaling systems already in place to meet current and future demands make Maria McNair a 2020 BOLD Thinker.

Maria McNair is the deputy director for Duval…


Ceiling of the Hart Senate Office building.

2020 BOLD Game Changer: Nicolee Mensing

Leading staff and families through concurrent crises with consistency, creativity, and compassion with acute prioritization of families’ physical needs, staff’s comfort, and community partnerships makes Nicolee Mensing a 2020 BOLD Game Changer.

Nicolee Mensing…


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.

National Head Start Association

NHSA is a nonprofit organization committed to the belief that every child, regardless of circumstances at birth, has the ability to succeed in life.

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