By Frank Lewis
Scioto County Head Start will receive over $2 million in funding.
On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced $2,024,865 in new federal funds to support Head Start and Early Head Start programs run by Community Action Organization of Scioto County. The funds were awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
“This is excellent news for Scioto County families and children,” Brown said. “Head Start and Early Head Start programs ensure that children have the skills they need to succeed in elementary school and beyond.”
Head Start is a federal program that provides young children from low-income families with programming to prepare them for school. Early Head Start focuses on children ages birth to three. These programs, including health, nutrition, and social services, are designed to ensure their healthy cognitive, social, and emotional development.
Project Head Start was launched on May 18, 1965, with the goal of providing vulnerable preschool children and their families with comprehensive services to help them be ready for school.
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