PORT CHESTER, N.Y. – Westchester County's Head Start programs have received a five-year $11 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
“We are delighted that Family Services of Westchester has been awarded this grant as we are eager to continue our efforts to ensure that participating children are prepared to enter kindergarten ready to learn,” said President and CEO of Family Services of Westchester Susan B. Wayne.
Since 2004, Family Services of Westchester has offered Head Start and Early Head Start to low-income families from White Plains.
U.S. Rep. Nita M. Lowey (D-Westchester/Rockland) said, “Young children, especially from working families, deserve access to quality care and education to help them prepare for school, and Head Start and Early Head Start are critical to help achieve that outcome.
"As the ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, I have fought for increased investments in Head Start because strong early education can do wonders to close and prevent achievement gaps.
"This grant to Family Services of Westchester will help low-income families in White Plains access services for their children," she said.