Larson on Head Start Grant Awarded to East Hartford Public Schools
Hartford, CT – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-1) released the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ announcement that the Town of East Hartford is to receive a $641,205 grant under the Head Start Program:
“As a former teacher in my hometown of East Hartford, I am always proud to see our schools and students afforded every opportunity to succeed. Head Start provides a wonderful foundation for our youngest students, and this grant will allow East Hartford Public Schools to continue providing the highest quality preschool curriculum, family support, and health and developmental screenings.
“Head Start is a terrific resource for the 216 children it currently serves. The East Hartford Board of Education will provide an in-house social worker, occupational therapist, physical therapist, developmental specialists, speech and language pathologists, and a registered nurse to ensure that our most vulnerable students receive the support they need to achieve success in school.
“I commend East Hartford Public Schools for providing this vital asset. Head Start gives so much to our community, and I am beyond pleased to see its funding extended for the next five years.”