SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $15 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START FUNDING FOR WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM, INC.
Funding Will Be Used To Support Low-Income And At-Risk Populations In The Hudson Valley Region
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $15,127,533 in federal funding for the Head Start program at Family Services Of Westchester, Inc. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Head Start Program and will be used to provide support for low-income and low risk populations in the Hudson Valley region.
“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 Westchester Community Opportunity Program will bring real results to young students in the Hudson Valley 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.”
“Early childhood education programs like Head Start are critical in preparing students across New York State for future success,” said Senator Gillibrand. “This critical federal funding will assist the Westchester Community Opportunity Program as it helps students and families across the Hudson Valley access the health, nutritional, social and educational resources needed to excel. I will continue fighting so that early childhood education programs receive the tools they need to invest in our children – the future of our country.”
Head Start provides 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 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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