SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.1 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START FUNDING FOR SCHOHARIE CHILD DEVELOPMENT IN SCHOHARIE COUNTY
Funding Will Be Used To Support Early Education For Low-Income Children In The Schoharie County Child Development Council, Inc.
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,130,658 in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start programs at the Schoharie County Child Development Council, 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 the Capital Region.
“Study after study shows that the better we prepare our young children, through programs like Head Start and Early Head Start, the better they perform in school later in life,” said Senator Schumer. “This federal funding for The Schoharie County Child Development Council, Inc. will bring real results to young students in Schoharie 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.”
“Families across New York directly benefit from the Head Start and Early Head Start Programs,” said Senator Gillibrand. “These programs are essential for many families in Schoharie County, and help to ensure that our children start out strong. These federal funds will reduce the cost of high-quality early childhood education and childcare services for some of the most vulnerable in our communities, and ensure that children have the resources they need to learn and grow.”
Head Start and Early Head Start provide comprehensive child development programs for low-income children from birth to age five, as well as support and services for their families. Head Start programs primarily serve children ages three to five, while Early Head Start serves 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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