Michigan Head Start Association News

Philanthropists Keep Head Start Open During Government Shutdown

Article By: NHSA Laura and John Arnold provide up to $10 million in emergency funding to help children and families Washington, DC – This week, more than 7,000 at-risk children will be able to return to their Head Start classrooms after philanthropists Laura and John Arnold extended up to $10... read more

Sequestration Cuts

The Numbers Are In: Sequestration Cuts 57,000 Kids From Head Start By Sec. Kathleen Sebelius; The Huffington Post You may have seen them today: empty chairs sitting outside local Head Start centers. Each chair represents a child whose place at that center has been cut -- a child whose future may... read more

GSRP expansion may help some Head Starts

Michigan’s expansion of the Great Start Readiness Program may help ease the pain of federal spending cuts for some Head Start programs. Various programs that already combine GSRP and Head Start slots plan to do so at a greater level. Directors say the increase in GSRP slots will allow them to serve... read more

Head Start encourages father involvement

Step inside a typical Dads Night at Carman-Ainsworth Head Start and you’ll find fathers and children digging for bones in a sand pit, or building ceiling-high towers of cardboard boxes. One night, you might see military vehicles, stock racing cars and a helicopter landing on the program grounds.... read more
Michigan Capitol

Big victory for Michigan early childhood

Early childhood education took a major step forward last week as the Michigan Legislature agreed to add $65 million to state preschool funding. The 60 percent increase for Great Start Readiness Program is being lauded as the nation’s largest expansion of early childhood funding. The additional... read more