National Head Start Association

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About us

The National Head Start Association (NHSA) is a not-for-profit membership association located just outside Washington, DC. NHSA is the voice for 1 million children, 200,000 staff and 1,600 Head Start and Early Head Start programs in the United States.

Since 1974, NHSA has worked diligently for policy changes that ensure that all at-risk children have access to the Head Start model of support for the whole child, the family and the community. 

NHSA's vision is to lead - to be the untiring voice that will not be quiet until every vulnerable child is served with the Head Start model of support for the whole child, the family and the community - and to advocate - to work diligently for policy and institutional changes that ensure all vulnerable children and families have what they need to succeed. NHSA's mission is to coalesce, inspire, and support the Head Start field as a leader in early childhood development and education.


Contact information

Date Founded: 1974

Government ID number: 52-1282065

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Phone: (703)739-0875

Fax: (703)739-0878

1651 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314, US

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