WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced $6,410,705 in new federal funds to support Head Start programs run by Akron Summit Community Action, Inc., an agency dedicated to reducing poverty in Akron and the surrounding area. The funds were awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
“This is excellent news for Summit County families and their children,” Brown said. “Programs like Head Start help to ensure that children have the skills necessary 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.