Early Head Start programs get federal funds

Sixteen Early Head Start programs will use $14 million in federal grant money to expand services throughout the state — including in Wayne County — that are expected to benefit more than 1,000 children.

The program serves low-income pregnant women and families with newborn to 3-year-old children by promoting prenatal health, early childhood development and healthy families, according to a press release from the state Office of Children and Family Services.

Expansion of services — which include early education in and outside the home, nutrition information, parent and child activities, and physical- and mental-health services — is being funded by a grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The Wayne County Action Program in Lyons will receive more than $708,000 in federal funds.

For more information on Early Head Start programs, call 1-866-763-6481 or visit www.eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc.

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