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Head Start Gets Stimulus Funds

Head Start of Rockland will receive more than half a million federal stimulus dollars to fund nutrition, health and family services and education programs for pre-school children from low-income families. The $539,708 grant from the Department of Health and Human was announced by Congressman Eliot Engel.

‘€œThis grant will help the Head Start program continue to benefit the approximately 800 pre-school children and more than 80 infants and toddlers currently aided by the program,’€ said Engel. The funding was made available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Head Start of Rockland gives kids under six and their families a variety of educational activities at 14 sites and programs in Rockland County through half and full day educational programs. Special services for children with disabilities are available including evaluations, inclusion classes and pre-kindergarten classes.

Sources: Mid-Hudson News, Head Start of Rockland

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