National Head Start Association
The National Head Start Association (NHSA) will echo the message of the Invest in Us Summit by hosting a Summit watch party at their 31st Parent Conference and Family Engagement Institutes and sharing the link to the live stream with their entire early learning field. NHSA will show clips of the President’s remarks at the conclusion of their conference and promote the Summit on social media. NHSA, NHSA’s Board Chair Vanessa Rich, and Executive Director Yasmina Vinci, will contribute to the Twitter storm and encourage others to participate. NHSA will participate in the six events by developing state fact sheets, an infographic detailing the importance of Early Head Start, and hosting a conversation on Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting at their 2015 Winter Leadership Institute. NHSA will organize parent advocates and Head Start alumni to compose a series of Op-Eds and Letters to the Editor focused on how family and parent engagement will ensure the future success of children and families. NHSA will craft a template press release highlighting the winners of the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership grants, organize Head Start Alumni to testify to the effectiveness and power of early learning programs, and create fact sheets that include the number of eligible children not served by Head Start and Early Head Start.