Michigan Head Start Association News

State Rep. Mary Whiteford Visits Allegan Head Start Classroom

ALLEGAN COUNTY, Mich. (May 8, 2017) -- State Rep. Mary Whiteford on Monday visited a Head Start classroom at the Community Action of Allegan County, located at the local ACATEC (Allegan County Area Technical & Education Center). During her visit, Rep. Whiteford read “Ordinary Mary’s... read more

Immigration Enforcement & the Rights of Preschool Families

Spring Assembly Event: Panelists Discuss Ways to Serve Families When Immigration Status is Questioned (April 26, 2017) Mt. Pleasant, MI – The new Administration’s actions making immigration enforcement a top priority has led to a strong joint response from State Superintendent Brian Whiston of the... read more

Head Start Programs Expanding

Flint Area Head Start Programs Expand as 3rd Anniversary of Water Tap Switch Nears Michigan Radio (April 23, 2017) -- This week, the city of Flint will mark the third anniversary of its ill-fated drinking water switch. The switch to the Flint River was the first in a series of decisions that... read more

Recharge Your Professional Life

Attend MHSA's Spring Assembly in Mt. Pleasant, May 4-5, 2017 (April 7, 2017) Mt. Pleasant, MI – Looking for a fresh start this spring? A chance to recharge up your professional life after the dull winter season?  Look no further than MHSA’s Spring Assembly, a two-day powerpack of professional... read more

Early Ed Advocates Fight for Budget Priority

EDUCATION WEEK (March 29, 2017) -- When the Trump administration released its budget blueprint earlier this month, it noted that early care and education ranked among its "highest priorities." But the federal preschool program Head Start was a notable omission in the few pages devoted to the U.S.... read more