Head Start funding approved for Westchester

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WASHINGTON – The US Department of Health and Human Services granted Westchester Community Opportunity Center in Elmsford over $14.6 million to provide Head Start and Early Head Start services to over 1,400 students and their families in the county.
The Head Start programs provide support for the mental, social and emotional development of children from birth to age five. Early Head Start provides children from birth to three and low-income pregnant women with family-centered services that facilitate child development, support parental roles, and promote self-sufficiency.
The programs “give a child the best opportunity to prepare for school and build a foundation for a healthy and successful life,” said Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D, NY17).