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CALL FOR PROPOSALS  2015 Annual Conference  Due November 21, 2014

CALL TODAY to Take Action Against Block Granting Head Start!  

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URGENT! Send a Letter to Your Representative Asking Them NOT to Block Grant Head Start 


Strong Start for America’s Children Act!

NHSA Statement

 House     Senate

IHSA Position on President Obama’s Early Learning Plan


Watch our Data Infrastructure Grow

Draft Guiding Principles


The History of Head Start with

Dr. Edward Zigler

Click here for Dr. Zigler’s video presentation!




Illinois Head Start Association Mission Statement:

Our Mission:
IHSA mobilizes and strengthens its membership by creating a passion for leadership and advocacy in the interest of our most vulnerable children and families.

Our Values:

  • Leadership that proactively pursues the possibility of change
  • Integrity through transparency and accountability
  • A unified voice, reflective of diversity and respect for all
  • Relationship-based partnerships that promote intentional collaborations

Our Vision
Caring and committed communities that maximize the potential of ALL children and families.

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