How Will Head Start Thrive in Today’s Polarized Times?

Contemplating the state of Head Start in the House of Representatives during the 116th Congress

Congresswoman Susan Wild (D-PA) takes the floor to speak in support of Head Start.

We are six months into the 116th Congress. How has Head Start fared so far in the United States House of Representatives?

Members of the Head Start community meet with Congresswoman Deb Fischer (R-NE) during the National Head Start Association’s Leadership Insitute.
For her continued support of Head Start, the National Head Start Association awarded Congresswoman Katherine Clark (D-MA) the PROMISE (Protecting Our Most Important Students Early) Award.

For a look at who’s said what, continue reading below:

Who’s been hitting the road to see Head Start’s magic in person?

Congressman Steve Chabot (R-OH) visited his local Head Start program at the Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency.

I believe it is very important to the parents of students to know they have local leadership that is community-based. These local leaders know more about what the needs of our students are.

Who else is a vocal Head Start champion?

“Despite its record of success, Head Start is severely underfunded today. In my home state of Pennsylvania, only 27 percent of eligible children are able to get a slot in a Head Start program. I hope my colleagues on both sides of the aisle will join me in pledging to fight to get increased funding for Head Start signed into law so that we renew our commitment to its promise of a future where every child in every ZIP Code can live a life of opportunity.”

Congressman Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) visited his local Head Start center in Dover.

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