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State gets $7.6M in grants for early childhood education


April 21, 2017
Delaware State News

A $7.65 million federal grant will help Delaware expand early childhood education to more of the state’s youngest learners over the next five years.

This new Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership grant follows a $7.24 million grant the state received in January 2015. Both grants target early learning opportunities for children from low-income families. While the first grant supported such placements statewide, the latest grant announced Wednesday expands program with a focus on Kent and Sussex counties, areas with continued need for high-quality infant and toddler care and holistic services, such as health and nutrition.

Gov. John Carney, joined by Secretary of Education Susan Bunting, announced the new award at the Latin American Community Center’s early childhood center — one of the 2015 grant partners — in Wilmington.