Maloney Announces Over $1 Million Federal Investment in Orange County Head Start
Newburgh, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced a federal investment of $1,161,201 for Head Start of Eastern Orange County, Inc. The investment, made though the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), will support early childhood programs for 227 children in eastern Orange County.
“Getting our kids off on the right foot is the best way to make sure they’ll be happy, healthy, contributing members of society when they’re grownups,” said Rep. Maloney. “Head Start here in Orange County does a great job of that – and I’m thrilled we could secure another big investment on their behalf.”
“I want to thank Rep. Maloney for helping us get this funding – it’s all going to support the early education and care for the children we serve. ” said Ann Pagliaro, Executive Director of Head Start of Orange County. “Head Start supports the development and growth of school readiness skills in young children to ensure they enter kindergarten ready to succeed.”
Head Start and Early Head Start programs provide comprehensive child development programs for children from birth to age 5, pregnant women, and families. The programs focus on preparing children for school. Head Start of Eastern Orange County is a non-profit organization which provides education to more than 200 children in the Hudson Valley and employs more than 40 full-time staff. Their mission is to provide the highest quality program to meet the health, education, and social supports of children and families so that they can be successful in school and in life.
This federal investment builds upon previous awards that Rep. Maloney secured for Head Start programs in Orange County. Since joining Congress, Rep. Maloney has secured over $6 million for Head Start programs in Orange County. In April, Rep. Maloney announced another investment over $1 million for Head Start in Orange Country. These awards will continue to provide families across the Hudson Valley with the resources needed to provide education and development services for children and families.