Sen. Brown Announces Nearly $5 Million in New Federal Funds for Head Start Programs in Lucas County

Toledo Public Schools Will Receive Funding for Early Childhood Development

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced $4,975,839 in new federal funds to support Head Start and Early Head Start programs run by Toledo Public Schools. The funds were awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

“This is excellent news for Lucas County families and their children,” Brown said. “Head Start and Early Head Start ensure that children have the skills they need 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 ages birth to three. 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.

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