All of New York’s children deserve high quality early educational experiences. New York State Head Start Association recognizes and embraces our role as the major and most successful provider of early educational services to the neediest of those children in New York.
In New York, Head Start programs are a premier provider of developmental and educational services for pregnant moms, babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their families who live in poverty and struggle to meet the basic needs of life.
Local Head Start programs are vital in New York State because they are rooted in virtually every community and reflect the cultural and social fabric of each community. New York Head Start programs are a part of a national program for young children, and there are Head Start programs and centers in every county of this State, in every state across the US, and in all U.S. territories and on American Indian reservations.
The 2011 NYSHSA Annual Conference will be held May 16-17, 2011 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Syracuse, NY. To learn more and download the registration form, go to http://www.nyheadstart.org/nys-headstart-annual-conference/
Learn More about the proposed cuts to Head Start by clicking on this link to access the National Community Head Start Association’s analysis of the proposed cuts to Head Start. Includes State by State impact and Fact Sheets. http://www.nhsa.org/cutting_head_start__get_the_facts
NYSHSA Invites All Who Care About High Quality Early Childhood Education to Renew Their NYSHSA Membership Today!. NYSHSA has posted its annual membership invitation letter and invoice at http://www.nyheadstart.org/nys-head-start-association-membership-letter-december-2010/. We invite all who currently provide Head Start and Early Head Start services as well as others who care about early childhood education and development to join the Association. Membership is open to all and falls into three categories: Program, Individual, and Associate Members. Renew today!