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Kauai To Receive More Than $1.3 Million For Early Childhood Development Programs

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that Child & Family Service Kauai will receive $1,395,077 in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start programs that offer quality health care and prepare young children for school.

“No single program has taught us more about how important early childhood development programs are to a child’s education and success than Head Start,” Senator Schatz said. “This funding will help ensure that more children on Kauai are given opportunities to thrive.”

Head Start and Early Head Start programs are operated by non-profit organizations across the country and promote school readiness for children under the age of six from low-income families by supporting their development in a comprehensive way. These programs support children by focusing on early learning, health, and family well-being. Located in Lihue, Child & Family Service Kauai is a full-service nonprofit that helps Hawai‘i’s most at-risk families. It has been a part of the community since 1899.