The Van Wert County Courthouse

Monday, May. 16, 2022

Head Start agency receives $6 million

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) has announced $6,302,675 in new federal funds to support Head Start and Early Head Start programs run by Council on Rural Services, a non-profit education organization serving Auglaize, Champaign, Darke, Greene, Logan, Miami, Preble, Shelby and Van Wert counties. The funds were awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

“This is excellent news for west-central Ohio families and their children,” Brown said. “Programs like Head Start help to ensure that children have the skills necessary to succeed in elementary school and beyond.”

Head Start is a federal program that provides young children from low-income families with programming to prepare them for school. Early Head Start focuses on children age birth to 3 years old.

These programs, including health, nutrition, and social services, are designed to ensure their healthy cognitive, social, and emotional development. More information on Head Start and Early Head Start can be found here.

POSTED: 11/26/14 at 7:34 am. FILED UNDER: News