• Head Start California Updates
    We all count.

    For most of us, beyond voting, we don’t get many opportunities to participate in matters of constitutional significance at the federal level. 2020 will be different. Next April, each of us has the opportunity to participate in something that has taken place in the United States every 10 years since 1790: the decennial census. Required by the constitution (Article I, Section 2) the U.S. Census serves two very important functions:

    • Representation: The census count is used to determine how many seats each state gets in the House of Representatives.

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  • Head Start California Updates
    MEDIA RELEASE: JUNE 28, 2019

    Advocates Praise Governor Newsom and Legislature for Commitment to Early Childhood Education Programs
    Head Start California Statement on Budget
     
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    JUNE 28, 2019
    BY: CHRISTOPHER MARICLE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, HEAD START CALIFORNIA
    OFFICE: 916-287-9850
    Advocates Praise Governor Newsom and Legislature for Commitment to Early Childhood Education Programs
    Head Start California Statement on Budget
    SACRAMENTO, Calif., (June 28, 2019) – Early childhood advocates praise the California Legislature and Governor Newsom’s commitment to providing funding and resources to programs aimed at children aged 0-5.

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    Head Start: Good for Children, Good for the Economy, Good for California

    “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men [women and children] are created equal.”
    This principle is a cornerstone of our democracy — as much today as it was over 200 years ago. Maybe even more so today. As the country has grown over the last two centuries, it has become clear that while we remain dedicated to the belief that we are born with equal rights (and we still struggle with this), we are not all born into equal circumstances.

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  • Head Start California Updates
    MEDIA RELEASE: MARCH 25, 2019

     
    California Urged to Include Head Start in State Budget
    Head Start California is Calling on Lawmakers to Support the Programs
    Serving the State’s Most At-Risk Children
     
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    MARCH 25, 2019
    BY: CHRISTOPHER MARICLE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CALIFORNIA HEAD START ASSOCIATION
    OFFICE: 916-287-9850
    Advocates Praise Governor Newsom’s Commitment to Early Childhood Education Programs
    SACRAMENTO, Calif., (March 25, 2019) – Today, Head Start California is calling for California lawmakers to invest in Head Start and Early Head Start,

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    Introducing: Head Start California

    Allow me to introduce you to the new ‘us.’ We are now: Head Start California! After a year-long process of exploring and clarifying our purpose, core values and key services, the board of directors has adopted a new brand image for your state Head Start association. View a PowerPoint here that visually shows the transition of California Head Start Association to Head Start California.
    Why rebrand? This is not just about a new logo.

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  • Head Start California Updates
    MEDIA RELEASE: JAN. 11, 2019

     
    Advocates Praise Governor Newsom’s Commitment to Early Childhood Education Programs
     
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    JANUARY 11, 2019
    BY: CHRISTOPHER MARICLE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CALIFORNIA HEAD START ASSOCIATION
    OFFICE: 916-444-7760 ext. 105
    Advocates Praise Governor Newsom’s Commitment to Early Childhood Education Programs
    SACRAMENTO, Calif., (January 11, 2019) – Early childhood advocates praise Governor Newsom’s commitment to providing funding and resources to programs aimed at children aged 0-3. In his first proposed budget, Governor Newsom included hundreds of millions of dollars for early childhood care and education.

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    Head Start In the News: December 2018

    What’s New in the Head Start and Early Childhood education arena? Here is a timely update to keep you in the loop!
    What California can learn from universal preschool in other states
    As momentum builds in California to expand early childhood education programs, the state has the opportunity to look outside its borders and learn from other states and cities that have moved in the direction of offering universal preschool. During his campaign, Governor-elect Gavin Newsom said he was “committed to universal preschool,

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