News Service Category: Childcare

ABCD’s Walnut Grove Head Start takes part in ‘African Explosion’

ABCD’s Walnut Grove Head Start participated in the African Explosion that featured cultural dance by performer Sir Taylor, a self defined peacemaker and an original member of the Jesse White Tumblers in Chicago – a training program that provides a positive alternative for urban youth ages 6-16. The African Explosion closed out ABCD University High School’s ( UHS) Light Saver week, a  component of their Commonwealth…

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Legislators visit early education sites in Dot

Three lawmakers, all members of the House Education Committee, toured early childhood education sites throughout Dorchester and Roxbury last month to learn more about early childhood education in the government-funded Head Start program. Rep. Denise Garlick of Needham, the committee’s chairperson, joined host state Rep. Chris Worrell and Rep. Kate Donaghue of Worcester in stopping by the ABCD Head Start…

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How a potential government shutdown could impact people in Massachusetts

BOSTON – In a matter of days Shaunea Tavares doesn’t know if her WIC benefits will be there to help with the food assistance she relies on for her 2-year-old son, Khalib. “My child, he loves milk, fruits, veggies, he loves veggies, so those things come in handy, especially in the month where you are lacking funds. It helps a…

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Local Head Start programs face lapse in federal funding during a government shutdown

Head Start programs provide about 10,000 children from low-income families throughout Massachusetts with services from child care to education. But a government shutdown would mean Community Action Pioneer Valley, one of the state’s 28 programs, would not receive its annual federal grant on Oct. 1 — which will impact its locations in Western Massachusetts. Should a shutdown last until November,…

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ABCD on WBUR: Government Shutdown Impact on Head Start Families

ABCD President and CEO Sharon Scott-Chandler joined Josie Guarino on WBUR to discuss the potential impact of a government shutdown on Head Start families who rely on multiple federally-run programs to get by.

Clark Celebrates Opening of New Head Start in Medford, Child Care Funding

Assistant Speaker Clark joined Action for Boston Community Development to celebrate the new Head Start Center in Medford and highlight federal funding that’s helping families access affordable child care MEDFORD, MA. – Yesterday, on October 18, 2022, Assistant Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Katherine Clark (MA-5) joined representatives of Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) to celebrate Medford’s…

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Assistant Speaker Clark Celebrates Medford Head Start Grand Opening



Vote marks critical step to strengthening low-income families and communitiest On Friday, May 13, 2022, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5129, the Community Services Block Grant Modernization Act of 2021-2022 on a 246-169 vote. The bill reauthorizes the Community Services Block Grant program through FY2031 and makes important changes concerning administration and leadership. performance measurement, and minimum and maximum…

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Experts Say School And Childcare Reopening Presents Challenges And Opportunities

  Schools and childcare programs face significant challenges as they work towards reopening this summer and fall. But a panel of health and human services leaders agreed Thursday that those challenges can be met, and that the current situation presents opportunities to do things differently. The leaders spoke via a Zoom web conference hosted by the Greater Boston Chamber of…

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