SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $3.7 MILLION IN HEAD START FUNDING FOR WAYNE COUNTY ACTION PROGRAM, INC.
Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Education For Low-Income Children In Wayne County
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,737,495 in federal funding for the Head Start program at Wayne County Action Program (CAP), Inc. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and will be used to support child care services for low-income families in Wayne County.
“Study after study shows that the better we prepare our young children, through programs like Head Start, the better they perform in school later in life,” said Senator Schumer. “This federal funding for Wayne County Action Program, Inc. will bring real results to hundreds of young students and their families across Wayne County by providing them with the resources they need to succeed both in and out of the classroom. I am proud to support this essential funding and I will continue to fight to see that early childhood education remains a priority.”
“All children deserve to get a strong start in life, and Head Start programs help ensure young students in our communities have access to the high-quality early childhood education they need,” said Senator Gillibrand. “With this funding, Wayne County Action Program, Inc. will be able to support a robust program that helps children succeed in school, and I will always work in the Senate to make sure our families have the resources they need to thrive.”
Head Start provides comprehensive child development programs for low-income children, as well as supports and services for their families. Head Start programs primarily serve children ages three to four. The comprehensive services these programs offer include early education, health screenings, social and emotional health, nutrition, social services, and services for children with disabilities. WCAP Inc. Head Start serves hundreds of Wayne County children and families at their six sites in, Sodus, Huron, Clyde, Lyons, Newark and Palmyra. The comprehensive services these programs offer include early education, health screenings, social and emotional health, nutrition, social services, and services for children with disabilities.