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Great news! Congress just passed an $85 million increase to Head Start and Early Head Start funding for Fiscal Year 2017. The bill will now go to the president for his signature.

The increase of $85 million is allocated specifically to support the Head Start and Early Head Start workforce through a cost-of-living adjustment, including the Early Head Start expansion and Child Care partnerships.

Take a moment to show your appreciation by thanking your Members of Congress for doing what is right by standing up for the children and families of Head Start. It’s easy and most importantly necessary!

While we understand that additional funding is still necessary to effectively implement many of the positive changes in the new Performance Standards, this is a great step forward, especially as we try to strengthen our workforce. We want to thank Members of Congress for their support thus far, while ensuring that they continue to prioritize Head Start funding in the years to come. We want the ability to improve quality without cutting access!

Please take ONE MINUTE today to send a simple message to your Members of Congress, showing your appreciation and gratitude for their commitment to America’s most vulnerable children and families by supporting an increase in Head Start’s funding this Fiscal Year. It’s quick and easy, just follow this link.

In partnership,
Yasmina Vinci
Executive Director