In Indiana, 15,614 children are enrolled in Head Start and Early Head Start programs
The total Head Start budget for programs in Indiana is $113,278,674.00.
There are 40 Head Start programs and 20 Early Head Start programs in Indiana (43 grantees statewide).
Over 17,460 Head Start/Early Head Start parents volunteered in programs last year.
In Indiana, there are 3,147 Head Start/EHS staff members.
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Revised Head Start Performance Standards!

The revised Head Start Performance Standards are out!

NHSA Works with Senators to Call for Removal of DRS 10% CLASS Trigger

Over the past few months NHSA has been working with a bipartisan group of Senators to send a letter to the Administration calling for the removal of the 10% CLASS trigger in the Designation Renewal System. Led by Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) the final letter includes 5 Republican, 13 Democrat, and 1 Independent Senators who signed on and was sent to Secretary Burwell earlier this month. We are pleased with this strong support and want to thank the many Head Start leaders who reached out to their Senate offices in support of the letter. You can find the full text of the letter here.

Duration Extension Opportunities for Head Start

Extended Duration in Head Start

"Extended Duration" refers to lengthening the hours of services that Head Start offers individual children and their families, with the goal of increasing children's learning and developmental outcomes by providing more hours of high-quality learning experiences. Longer hours also support families who are working or in school to pursue self-sufficiency while resting assured that their children are in safe and nurturing early learning environments.


NHSA Executive Director's 'Keeping It Real"

Yasmina Vinci, Executive Director of the National Head Start Association wrote a wonderful article for the Huffington Post!

A Congressional Visit To Hoosier Uplands

Congressman Hollingsworth Visits Hoosier Uplands

Head Start Garden Grants Project

NHSA’s Garden Grant aims to support early healthy eating habits in children by giving them the opportunity to experience growing their own food. Through this process we expect to inspire children to engage hands on with their environment and help create healthy eating habits early. We provide three different types of garden grants to Head Start programs who are members of NHSA.  Please follow the link for more information.

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