08.16.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1 MILLION IN FEDERAL EARLY HEAD START FUNDING FOR THE CHILD CENTER OF NY

Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Childhood Education and Care Services for Low-Income Children

Washington, DC – U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,023,707 in federal funding for The Child Center of NY. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Early Head Start Program and will be used to provide child care and support services for low-income families. The Child Center of NY provides services for families in Queens, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Manhattan.

“Study after study shows that the better we prepare our young children, through programs like Early Head Start, the better they perform in school later in life,” said Senator Schumer. “This federal funding for The Child Center of NY will bring real results to young students throughout New York City 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."

“The Early Head Start Program gives children opportunities to reach their full potential by making high-quality early childhood education and care more accessible,” said Senator Gillibrand. “This federal funding will help the Child Center of NY provide young children with the tools they need to get a strong start in life. I will always fight for the resources that help prepare our children for success."

Early Head Start provides comprehensive child development programs for low-income children from birth to age five, as well as support services for their families. Early Head Start programs primarily serve pregnant women, infants, and toddlers. The comprehensive services these programs offer include early education, health screenings, social and emotional health, nutrition, social services, and services for children with disabilities.

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