Sen. Brown Announces More Than $1.4 Million in Federal Funds for Head Start Programs in Portage County

Portage Learning Centers Will Receive Funding for Early Childhood Development in Atwater, Kent, Ravenna, and Streetsboro

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced $1,418,229 in new federal funds to support Head Start programs run by Portage Learning Centers, an agency in Portage County that provides early intervention and preschool programs for children and families. Portage Learning Centers has locations in Atwater, Kent, Ravenna, and Streetsboro. The funds were awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and cover full year programs, part day programs, disabilities training, and technical assistance.

“This is excellent news for Portage County 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.

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