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Luzerne County Head Start Awarded Federal Funds

December 29, 2017 GMT

Luzerne County Head Start was awarded $4.45 million in federal funds Thursday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-17, Moosic, made the announcement via press release. “Head Start and Early Head Start programs are an important investment in our community and our economy,” said Cartwright, a member of the Appropriations Committee. “I applaud Luzerne County Head Start on their continued award and their dedication to enhancing the quality of life for children and families in Luzerne and Wyoming counties.” Head Start is a federal program created in 1965 to address the educational and developmental needs of low-income, pre-school children. Head Start’s comprehensive service system provides social, nutritional, and educational services for thousands of children and their families across the United States. Head Start emphasizes the role of parents as their child’s first and most important teacher. Over the past 51 years, Head Start programs have been operating at the local, grass-roots level across the country. Through Head Start’s comprehensive service system for both children and their families, thousands of children have been given the chance to be and to do their best in order to achieve their potential in school. — STAFF REPORT