Innovation Goal Of $2.2 Million Head Start Grants
Grants of $2,199,912 for the Head Start Innovation and Improvement Project have been awarded by the Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Children and Families ACF).
The grants include
–$619,477 to the Children’s Hospital in Boston to address the needs of families struggling with the debilitating effects of parental depression. The project is a community partnership with Head Start/Early Head Start and the Harvard School of Education.
–$341,071 to the Missouri Department of Social Services to develop a statewide plan to address the effects of incarceration and poverty on young children and their families. It involves families with incarcerated fathers, or fathers on probation or parole, and their children enrolled in or eligible for Head Start/Early Head Start programs.
–$370,443 to the University of Washington to implement and evaluate an intervention model for early childhood dental care in the rural setting of four U.S. associated Pacific territories.
–$868,921 to the University of Cincinnati to provide a distance learning early childhood education AA degree which is tailored to the needs of Spanish-speaking Head Start staff. The program builds on the university’s successful English-language version and is the only one in the country to offer this model in Spanish.