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Steuben County secures $5 million grant for early childhood education

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A new grant of over $5 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will bolster early childhood education in Steuben County, Congressman Nick Langworthy announced this afternoon. The funding, which totals $5,190,112, will support Head Start and Early Head Start programs operated by Pro Action of Steuben and Yates Inc.


These programs are designed to provide essential early education and developmental support to children from low-income households, preparing them for success in school. Congressman Langworthy emphasized the significant impact this investment would have on the county’s future generations, enhancing both community strength and economic stability.

Head Start programs, as defined by HHS, are crucial for supporting the comprehensive development of children from birth through age five, focusing on early learning, health, and family well-being. This grant aims to extend these benefits to more children in the community, fostering a strong foundation for their educational journey.