Norcross Announces More Than $3.5M for South Jersey Preschoolers & Their Families
CHERRY HILL, NJ – Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced that the Early Head Start Child Care Partnership program will receive $3,539,086 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to prepare preschool-aged children for success in kindergarten and beyond.
“Every child deserves the opportunity to grow and learn in a supportive, safe environment,” said Congressman Norcross, a member of the House Committee on Education and Labor. “This funding will give hard-working parents more options for high-quality, affordable school and daycare options. Our South Jersey kids and their families deserve the best, and Early Head Start programs set our children up for success.”
“We are thrilled and honored to continue our work delivering Early Head Start services to infants, toddlers and their families,” said Susan T. James, founder and President of Quality Care Services, Inc. “This grant also supports partnerships with established, licensed childcare providers, bringing together the strengths of both programs. As a result, our collaboration enables us to increase access to high-quality early education and respond to the comprehensive needs of families. We are indebted to Congressman Norcross and others who fight so hard for the most vulnerable population – our children; and pledge to maximize every available resource to ensure improved outcomes with long term benefits.”
The Early Head Start Child Care Partnership initiative provides services for low-income infants, toddlers and their families. The initiative focuses on building upon strong community partnerships and ensuring youngsters are prepared for the transition into Head Start and preschool.
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