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Families Unite for Head Start – Washington DC

How exciting… We were represented in Washington DC at the Families Unite for Head Start Rally and Hill Day. The Pennsylvania Head Start Association organized a bus trip for families and staff across the State to travel to the U.S. Capital. They joined people from across the country to make their voices heard by participating in a Head Start spirit rally on Capitol Hill which featured Head Start Ambassadors, Members of Congress, and other special guests. Following the rally, participants walked to the US House of Representatives and the US Senate to meet with Members of Congress.

Two staff – Shannon Noland and Jodi Fellman – joined parent Lisa Ryan and rode the bus from Harrisburg to DC for a day long adventure. They shared important information including personal stories of how Head Start benefits families and children, and additional funding needs – with staff from the offices of Pat Toomey and Bob Casey.

We thank them for taking time to advocate for this imporant cause – early childhood education!