Parent Ambassadors Advocate for Head Start Funding in DC

WSA brought five of our 2010 WSA Parent Ambassadors to Washington DC in September.  They attended the National Head Start Association Leadership Conference, gave a workshop to other participants on Advocacy, and met with both Senator Murray (pictured below) and Senator Cantwell. Our parents also reached eight of our 9 legislative offices to advocate for Head Start/Early Head Start and child care funding, and had a great, meeting with Yvette Sanchez Fuentes, Director of the Office of Head Start, and several of her senior staff members.  They did an incredible job!

  • Click here for April Ritter’s (ESD 113 Sound to Harbor Head Start) account of her experience
  • Click here for a short video of April telling her story to Yvette Sanchez Fuentes (you won’t want to miss this!)
  • Click here to see Robb Atherton tell his inspiring story.  Robb doesn’t mention it in the video, but he’s now in his 2nd year of community college, with a 3.75 GPA in Computer Science – turning his life around and helping his family through the help of Lower Columbia Head Start/ECEAP program.
  • And click here to see the WSA facebook page – you don’t even have to sign up for facebook to put it in your bookmarks, and it’s a great way to keep up-to-date with things we see in the news that affect ECEAP or Head Start programs and families, activities and events of WSA and the Parent Ambassadors, and more.