Duckworth, Durbin Applaud HHS for Prioritizing Early Childhood Education in Southwest Illinois
[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced an infusion of support from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families (ACF) will be awarded to Western Egyptian Economic Opportunity Council for Head Start and Early Head Start programs.
“Head Start and Early Head Start programs are critical for kids throughout Illinois to have the tools they need to succeed both inside and outside of the classroom,” Duckworth said. “Investing in early childhood education and parental support programs means investing in our state’s future and healthier and happier families. I’m proud to continue supporting these programs with Senator Durbin to help children reach their full potential.”
“This federal funding will help ensure that children in Southern Illinois have the strong foundation they need to flourish throughout preschool, elementary school, and beyond,” Durbin said. “Senator Duckworth and I will continue to be strong advocates for the Head Start and Early Head Start programs that support early learning and family well-being.”
This $1,340,638 award to Western Egyptian Economic Opportunity Council will support educational, nutritional, socio-emotional development and physical and mental health for children from birth to age five.
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