WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced $11,439,889 in new federal funds to support Head Start programs run by Miami Valley Child Development Centers, Inc., an agency in southwest Ohio offering literacy and school readiness programs for young children. Miami Valley Child Development Centers, Inc. has locations in Brookville, Centerville, Dayton, Englewood, Germantown, Huber Heights, Kettering, Medway, New Lebanon, Springfield, and Vandalia. The funds were awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and cover full year programs, part day programs, and handicapped training.
“This is excellent news for southwest Ohio families and their children,” Brown said. “Head Start ensures that children have the skills they need to succeed in elementary school and beyond.”
Head Start is a federal program that provides children, until the age of five, from low-income families with programming to prepare them for school. These programs, including health, nutrition, and social services, are designed to ensure their healthy cognitive, social, and emotional development. More information on Head Start can be found here.