Reed Secures Head Start Grant for Geneva Schools
Today, Rep. Tom Reed announced a $1,362,912 grant to provide the Geneva City School District with funding to provide Head Start services.
“We care about ensuring our children receive a quality education,” Tom said. “This grant enables Geneva City Schools to fund Head Start programs to promote the school readiness of young children from low-income families. We support programs like these that give kids the tools they need to succeed in school.”
“We’re extremely grateful for the support from Congressman Reed in securing this grant,” said Karissa Schutt, Director of Head Start Pre-K for Geneva City School. “The funding allows us to provide services for early childhood education to 153 students in Ontario County. Without it, we would not be able to lay a compressive foundation for school readiness for these children.”
“This is the 54th year Geneva has received Head Start funding,” said Trina Newton of Geneva City Schools. “We believe that it contributes to the success of our underprivileged students and are extremely appreciative of the increase in funding this year—it will go a long way toward ensuring equal opportunity for all of our children.”Head Start promotes the school readiness of young children from low-income families through agencies in their local community. Head Start and Early Head Start programs support the comprehensive development of children from birth to age 5, in centers, child care partner locations, and in their own homes. Head Start services include early learning, health, and family well-being.