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Cartwright Announces Nearly $5 Million For Early Childhood Education In Luzerne County

Cartwright Announces Nearly $5 Million For Early Childhood Education In Luzerne County

Wilkes-Barre, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced that Luzerne County Head Start received $4,897,038 in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. These funds will be used for the continuation of high quality, comprehensive, early childhood education for children in Luzerne and Wyoming Counties.

Matt Cartwright Announces Nearly $5 Million For Early Childhood Education

“This grant is an investment in our children – the future of our country. Early childhood learning is vital to strengthening our economy and our country,” said Rep. Matt Cartwright, a member of the Appropriations Committee. “I applaud Luzerne County Head Start on receiving this award and their dedication to enhancing the quality of life for children and families in Northeastern Pennsylvania.”

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Head Start programs provide children with education services focused on early learning, health and family well-being. These programs promote children’s growth and development and give parents an opportunity to become actively engaged in their child’s education. Head Start and Early Head Start have served over 36 million children, providing them with the skills they need to succeed in school and in their lives.

Head Start services are funded and overseen by The Office of Head Start (OHS), within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), a division of the Department of Health & Human Services.

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