Michigan Head Start Association News

Children's Clothing Fund to be Eliminated

Michigan Head Start families face another setback as the children’s clothing allowance is eliminated. Each August, thousands of Michigan low-income families, many of whom are Head Start families, received $137 for each child ages 5-17. The cash assistance provided new clothing and shoes to children... read more
Teresa and her family

No Head Start for Jacob

By Yannet Lathrop Michigan League for Public Policy Four-year-old Jacob is the youngest of four children in the Erxleben family, who reside in a rural community near Cedar Springs in Kent County. Jacob, who had been in Head Start for two years, was looking forward to preschool, but cuts from the... read more

Head Start represented at Star Power

Michigan Head Start Association was recently well-represented at Star Power 2013. Board President Linda McGillis and several Head Start parents attended the Michigan Sandbox Party event on the Michigan Statehouse lawn. The Association was recognized during the opening rally, and Linda was... read more

State, national leaders coming to Fall Assembly

Michigan Head Start Association’s Fall Assembly program will once again include state and national leaders in early childhood education. Susan Broman, Deputy Superintendent of the Office of Great Start, is a confirmed speaker for the Sept. 26-27 event. Yasmina Vinci, Executive Director of National... read more
Secretary Arne Duncan

Secretary Arne Duncan addresses NHSA

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently spoke at the National Head Start Association Annual Conference. Below are his remarks on President Obama's Preschool for All plan and Head Start. It's great to join my good friend Secretary Sebelius again to talk about President Obama's landmark... read more