Skip-A-Long Family and Community Services, Moline, has been awarded nearly $2 million in federal funding for its Early Head Start programs, U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Moline, announced.
The funding is from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The congresswoman is a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee that oversees HHS.
Head Start promotes school readiness for young children from underserved families by providing programming to enhance their cognitive, social and emotional development from birth to age five.
“A strong, early education is key to a child’s foundation and success later in life,” Ms. Bustos said in a news release. “Head Start programs provide essential services to families in Northwest and Central Illinois and today, I’m pleased to announce this federal investment that will help ensure our children are well-equipped with the tools and resources to thrive.”
Skip-A-Long Family and Community Services, with locations across the Quad Cities, provides services to empower children, families and individuals to help build thriving communities.