December 1, 2017




Head Start, Early Head Start funding granted in Westchester

WASHINGTON – The Head Start and Early Head Start programs at the Family Services of Westchester have been granted over $1.1 million in funding from the US Department of Health and Human Services.      

“Studies demonstrate that involvement in Head Start significantly improves children’s health and their success in school,” said Susan Wayne, president of Family Services of Westchester. “This funding helps their families, and the entire community.”

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 woman, infants, and toddlers.

The comprehensive services the programs offer include early education, health screenings, social and emotional health, nutrition, social services, and services for children with disabilities.

Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced the funding.


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