Rockland institutions receive $2.8 million in federal grants for childcare

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families (ACF) has announced the award of an Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership grant to Head Start of Rockland, Inc. This grant capitalizes on existing child care capacity and infrastructure to improve access to high quality early learning opportunities for infants and toddlers in low-income families. ACF developed the grants to encourage innovative collaboration between new or existing Early Head Start grantees and child care providers.

“As the mother of young children, early learning is a big part of my personal life,” said HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell. “We’re awarding $1.3 annually to Head Start of Rockland to help ensure more children in Haverstraw will benefit from high-quality early childhood efforts. As a result, we expect that 112 additional children a year will be able to access Early Head Start. That’s a lot of young lives changed, and a lot of impact delivered.”

The ACF also announced the award of an Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership grant to The Salvation Army. This grant capitalizes on existing child care capacity and infrastructure to improve access to high quality early learning opportunities for infants and toddlers in low-income families. ACF developed the grants to encourage innovative collaboration between new or existing Early Head Start grantees and child care providers.

“As the mother of young children, early learning is a big part of my personal life,” said HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell. “We’re awarding $1.5 million annually to The Salvation Army to help ensure more children in West Nyack will benefit from high-quality early childhood efforts. As a result, we expect that 96 additional children a year will be able to access Early Head Start. That’s a lot of young lives changed, and a lot of impact delivered.”