Sarbanes, Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announce More Than $2.8 Million for Head Start Programs Across Region
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined the Baltimore Congressional Delegation in announcing $2,809,748 in federal funding for Head Start programs at the Y of Central Maryland and Community Action Council of Howard County.
“Early childhood education provides our children with a strong foundation at a young age and positions students for lifelong success,” the lawmakers said. “These federal funds will help more families in the Baltimore area access Head Start programs, which have a proven track record of narrowing educational and economic gaps in our society. We will keep fighting for federal investments in Maryland’s early childhood education system to ensure that every child has the opportunity to succeed.”
Funding comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It includes $1,723,642 for the Y of Central Maryland and $1,086,106 for the Community Action Council of Howard County.
The lawmakers previously announced more than $6 million in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start programs at the Y of Central Maryland. They have consistently supported increased funding for Head Start programs throughout Maryland.
Head Start and Early Head Start programs provide services to more than a million children every year, in every U.S. state and territory, in farmworker camps and in over 155 tribal communities. Head Start programming is responsive to the ethnic, cultural and linguistic heritage of each child and family.