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Head Start Healthy Start Action:
Tell Governor Little the Early Years Matter

We need parents, alumni, teachers, staff, Board members, social workers and community supporters to send letters to the Governor.

Governor Little is forming a Children's Cabinet to advise him on education issues. It's important for the Governor to understand that the path to successful learning starts before birth. Having positive, nurturing relationships in the early years lays the foundation for success in school and life. Head Start and Early Head Start provide comprehensive resources to parents and caregivers from pregnancy to age five to allow children to reach their full potential.

The early years matter!

You can make a difference by writing a letter or sending an email to Governor Little today.

  • Let the Governor know the early years matter.

  • Tell him how Head Start/Early Head Start helps children and families.

  • Thank him for creating a Children's Cabinet.

  • Ask him to include Head Start/Early Head Start parents and staff in the Cabinet.

Letter writing tips:

  • Address the letter, Dear Governor Little

  • Introduce yourself.

  • Mention Head Start/Early Head Start and explain your connection.

  • Keep it short.

  • Include the ask - "Please include HS/EHS in the Children's Cabinet."

  • Include your full address with your signature.

Send your letter to:
Governor Little
State Capitol
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720

Or email your letter to: governor@gov.idaho.gov

Extra Credit: Organize a letter writing session for your Policy Council, parents' group, socialization, or family. Children can write short notes or send drawings.

Have questions? Want some help? We're happy to assist you. Please contact us at bfoxcroft@idahohsa.org or (208) 230-1712.