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Latest Head Start Program Stories

2014-03-31 23:25:50

The grant period begins April 1, 2014 and the organization expects to be fully operational by June 1, 2014 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 LSF, headquartered in Tampa, FL has been awarded an $18 million grant to manage Duval County’s federally-funded Head Start Programs. The grant was awarded by the Department of Health and Human Services. LSF will be serving 1,403 children in its Head Start programs and 309 children in its Early Head Start programs. The grant period begins...

2014-03-14 23:00:04

DC Internship Opportunity for College Students Washington D.C. (PRWEB) March 15, 2014 Seeking Applicants for Internship Targeting Migrant/Seasonal Farmworking Students Applications to Intern in Washington D.C. due March 31, 2014 Five migrant/seasonal farmworker college students will be selected to live and work in D.C. for an intensive eight-week internship and professional mentoring program. The goal is to provide life altering experiences and networks to help students make the...

2014-02-15 23:00:05

Mercy College partners with the Head Start Sponsoring Board Council of the City of New York, Inc. (HSSBC) on behalf of the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ Head Start Program. Dobbs Ferry, NY (PRWEB) February 16, 2014 Continuing Mercy College’s commitment to the Bronx, the College has partnered with the Head Start Sponsoring Board Council of the City of New York, Inc. (HSSBC) to provide health screenings and education through the College’s Mobile Health...

2014-02-13 12:32:42

Partnership includes tuition discounts at more than 20 Collegis Education partner schools, as well as professional development and training opportunities CHICAGO, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Collegis Education, a technology-based education services company, today announced a new education partnership with Region VII Head Start Association based in Lee's Summit, Mo. Region VII serves children who live in Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri by promoting academic, social and emotional...

2013-11-13 12:27:47

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Defense Fund Action Council applauds the Strong Start for America's Children Act that is being introduced today in the U.S. Senate, which expands critical access to high-quality early learning programs for children birth through age five. "The Strong Start for America's Children Act lays the foundation for educational success for millions of children in poor families. Our country's top economists and researchers acknowledge...

2013-05-16 16:23:53

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Early education experts converged today to discuss innovative and effective quality preschool programs around the nation, and how federal policy makers could support their programs. The Preschool: from the Capitol to the Classroom panel discussion and live webinar showcased state and local preschool programs from California, New Jersey and Tennessee successfully making a positive impact on children through the delivery of quality...

2013-04-25 16:22:40

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Public Welfare is offering $200,000 in mini-grants to child care centers to work toward achieving higher quality environmental health standards. The new Pennsylvania Early Care and Education Healthy and Green Initiative is jointly funded by the Heinz Endowments and is aimed at promoting healthy early childhood development. It will help fund environmental health improvements in child care programs participating in...

2013-03-21 20:22:26

EAST LANSING, Mich., March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Karen Surdenik, President of Cooper & Partners, announced they have launched a wellness development plan for C.A.C.S. - Head Start. Surdenik stated, "Our philosophy of employee health change is focused on culture, culture assessment with a process to measure the state of the cultural environment for Head Start. The foundation of the culture analysis is an online survey that provides staff feedback on the state of the cultural...

2013-02-26 08:20:58

Local Non-profit Awarded $5,000 in CITGO Gift Cards HOUSTON and UNIONTOWN, Pa., Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CITGO Petroleum Corporation recently recognized Head Start and Early Head Start of Fayette County as one of its latest Fueling Good winners. The Pennsylvania non-profit received $5,000 in CITGO Gift Cards to help defray transportation costs for families traveling to and from the Head Start programs, helping more children from across the county benefit from activities that...

2013-01-14 16:22:56

LETHBRIDGE, AB, Jan. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - Jim Hillyer, Member of Parliament for Lethbridge, on behalf of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for Nunavut, announced funding for a project to provide a culturally enriched preschool readiness program for urban Aboriginal children between three and five years of age living in Lethbridge. "The Government of Canada's Aboriginal Head Start in Urban and Northern Communities program is proven to improve...