GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A former Blackfeet tribal chairman has pleaded guilty to wire fraud for his role in stealing from the Montana tribe's Head Start program through an overtime pay...
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A former Blackfeet tribal chairman has made a deal with prosecutors to plead guilty to reduced charges connected to allegations that he stole from the Montana tribe's...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Officials with an organization that provides early education programs for children of migrant and seasonal workers says they are changing the signs on their buses.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A western Illinois early education program will receive $2.6 million in federal funding.
The grant for West Central Community Services was announced Monday. The...
HARRINGTON, Del. (AP) — An early childhood education aide charged in Delaware with sexually assaulting two girls had previously been accused of acting inappropriately with a 5-year-old...
HARRINGTON, Del. (AP) — Authorities say a man working as an aide for a Delaware Head Start program is facing child sex abuse charges.
Harrington Police say 27-year-old Timothy K. McCrary of...
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Run into any young person in the city, and there's a good chance they know Mr. Tig.
The Worcester resident has read a book to tens of thousands of children over the...
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — The people, including the wife of a former chairman of the Blackfeet Indian tribe, have been sentenced after pleading guilty to stealing from the Montana tribe's Head...
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Head Start programs in a central Illinois are receiving $6.2 million in federal grants.
The office of U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, an Illinois Democrat, announced the money...
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — Two teachers in Illinois are on paid leave as authorities investigate allegations that one forced preschool children to stand naked in a closet with the door open as...
LOGAN, Ohio (AP) — Bob Cole knew the answer before he asked, but he couldn't resist creating a little suspense.
Leaning over to talk with a pony-tailed girl in her preschool classroom last...
NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Edward Zigler, a Yale University professor who helped create the Head Start program for disadvantaged preschoolers in the 1960s, has died at his Connecticut home. He was 88 years old.
The university said in a statement that Zigler, known as the "Father of Head Start," died in his sleep Thursday in North Haven.
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A former Blackfeet tribal chairman has pleaded not guilty to charges of stealing from the Montana tribe's Head Start program.
The Great Falls Tribune reports Willie Sharp is accused of illegally approving more than $232,000 in overtime pay for himself, his wife and others between April 2014 and July 2014.
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A former Blackfeet tribal chairman has been indicted on charges of theft and fraud in connection with embezzlement from a Head Start program.
The Great Falls Tribune reported Thursday that the indictment accuses Willie Andrew Sharp of illegally approving $232,000 in overtime pay for himself, his wife and other people.
BROOKFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut say the director of a school Head Start program embezzled nearly $13,000 from an elementary school's parent-teacher organization.
The News-Times reports that Monica Bevilacqua was charged Friday with second-degree larceny, second-degree forgery and illegal use of a credit card.
BOSTON (AP) — A child development agency on Cape Cod is working to correct multiple problems with its Head Start preschool programs after a scathing federal report.
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana woman has admitted her role in a scheme in which employees at the Blackfeet Tribe's Head Start program falsely claimed a combined 7,800 hours in overtime pay.
The admission by 60-year-old Denise Sharp of Browning in federal court in Great Falls comes after four other defendants previously pleaded guilty in the scheme involving $232,000 in unearned pay.
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Two people have pleaded guilty to their roles in a scheme in which employees of the Blackfeet Tribe's Head Start program claimed $232,000 in unearned overtime pay.
Patrick Calf Boss Ribs and Theresa Marie Calf Boss Ribs pleaded guilty Thursday to theft from an Indian tribal government receiving federal funding and wire fraud. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris scheduled sentencing for March 14.
AUGUSTA, Ark. (AP) — Actress Jennifer Garner has brought a little fun to a northeast Arkansas childcare and family health center.
Thee Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that Garner visited the ARcare Center for Education and Wellness in Augusta, about 75 miles (120 kilometers) northeast of Little Rock, Thursday as an ambassador for Save the Children's Head Start program.
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — A federal court on Tuesday restored $7.3 million to the Navajo Nation for its struggling Head Start program after the tribe said it was denied an opportunity to appeal a cut in federal grant funding.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye says he'll approve funding to shore up the tribe's Head Start program after a federal judge denied a request to block a funding cut from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Tribal lawmakers passed a bill last month to divert $6.3 million from the tribe's rainy day fund to the troubled Head Start program. Begaye said Friday he'll sign off on the bill.
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Three former employees of the Blackfeet Head Start program have pleaded not guilty to charges alleging they falsified overtime claims to steal money from the federally funded program.
A federal indictment alleges acting director Ethyl Lee Grant, health manager Carol Hall Bird and custodian Allan Shane Goss were among several people who claimed more than 7,800 hours in overtime and received $232,000 in overpayments between April 2013 and July 2014.
IGNACIO, Colo. (AP) — A Head Start program on a southern Colorado American Indian reservation unexpectedly closed after asbestos was discovered in a crawl space, leaving about 95 families scrambling to find day care and other services for their children.
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (AP) — The Rock Island-Milan (MY'-luhn) school district is receiving nearly $2.4 million to help prepare young children for school.
U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos says the grant for the district's Head Start program is funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It's aimed at children from low-income families.
MORRISVILLE, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont charity is planning to start construction next month on a new center to provide early childhood education and other services for poor families with help from a $500,000 federal grant.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Early Head Start program at the Children's Home and Aid Society of Illinois is getting more than $1.1 million from the federal government.
Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth announced the funding on Friday in Washington, D.C.
DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — A $10 million wrongful death lawsuit was filed on behalf of the family of a 3-year-old Detroit-area girl who was killed at a Head Start program when she was struck by a table that folded into a gymnasium wall.
The Archdiocese of Detroit, Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency and St. Albert the Great Church in Dearborn Heights are named in the civil suit.
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — It only takes one book to get hooked: That's what SMART coaches are hoping to teach kids about reading at an early age.
Joshua Nokes, a volunteer in Becky Sanchez' Head Start class of 3- to 5-year-olds at Hermiston's Victory Square center, sits down with a student and starts reading her a book about colors. She listens as he reads, enjoying his expressive rendition of the story.
DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a 3-year-old girl who died after being struck during recess by a table that folded into a gymnasium wall at a Head Start school in suburban Detroit.
Dearborn Heights police say the table fell Friday morning from the wall and on top of the girl. The Detroit Free Press and MLive.com report Monday she's been identified as Lilliana Kerr. The Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office says she died of accidental blunt-force trauma.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's U.S. senators say social service and health care agencies will share $4.8 million in federal funding to support Head Start programs in Raleigh County and Oceana and medical services in Roane County and other areas.
According to Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito, funds are going to MountainHeart Community Services, Roane Co. Family Health Care, Raleigh County Community Action Association and West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services.
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials say they will have a hard time adopting new federal standards for a low-income childcare service because they don't yet have the space.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced new performance standards last week that are designed to improve the Head Start preschool program.
The new standards will have students in classrooms for more hours.