Dingell Announces Nearly $4.5 Million for Head Start in Washtenaw County
Washington, June 26, 2019
WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell announced that the Washtenaw Intermediate School District will receive nearly $4.5 million in US Department of Health and Human Services grants to support Head Start projects. The money will be used for a variety of purposes including training and an early Head Start home-based program for families with children newborn to three years old. The support will provide services in Ann Arbor Public Schools, Ypsilanti Community Schools, and Whitmore Lake Public Schools
“Head Start helps prepare children to succeed in school and in life. This critical investment in our community will lead to stronger families and better communities,” said Dingell. “Support early in life should not depend on income, zip code, or racial background. Head Start has a stellar track record of providing equal access to quality education that prepares young people for success.”
“The importance of this grant is that not all children have the same opportunities at the beginning of life, and the head start grant allows us to serve children with the least access and opportunity to high-quality preschool experiences so that they can enter kindergarten with opportunities to be successful,” said Scott Menzel, Superintendent of WISD.