Last month, Assistant Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Katherine Clark, toured our Medford Head Start and Children’s Services learning center, and met with parents, staff and National Community Action Foundation CEO, David Bradley, to discuss ongoing challenges within the early education system and the impact on families.
“We are so grateful for Assistant Speaker Clark’s visit to our Medford Head Start and Children’s Services,” said ABCD President and CEO Sharon-Scott Chandler. She helped the $1 billion for Head Start funding to become law in 2021 through the American Rescue Plan Act, and has been steadfast in her commitment to early childhood education. That funding allows us to better meet the needs of children and families in Greater Boston.”
During the summer of 2022, many of ABCD’s Head Start and Early Head Start sites in Boston and Mystic Valley became fully operational again, in accordance with state guidance concerning the COVID-19 pandemic and overall federal health and safety measures. Head Start programs are available to families with preschool-age children who meet specific income guidelines. Early Head Start programs are available for pregnant moms and children up to age three years old. Both focus on school readiness, social and learning skills, and physical wellness from the time your child is an infant until they’re approaching kindergarten. More information is available here.