Maloney Announces Over $2.2 Million Investment in Orange County Head Start
Newburgh, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced more than $2.2 million in federal funding for Head Start of Eastern Orange County, Inc. This investment will support Early Learning and Head Start programs that provide education and development services for low-income children. Since joining Congress, Rep. Maloney has secured more than $5 million in federal Health and Human Services (HHS) investments for Head Start programs in Orange County alone.
“As a father of three kids, I understand the importance, and the cost, of laying a strong academic foundation for our children - it's the single most important investment we can make,” said Rep. Maloney. “Kids who participate in Head Start and other early childhood programs are more prepared for the future than kids who don’t, and this federal investment will ensure more of our children have the tools they need to succeed."
“Educating our children is one of the best ways we have to break the cycle of poverty,” said Ann Pagliaro, Executive Director of Head Start of Eastern Orange County. “We rely on federal investments to continue providing early childhood education and health services to children in need. We thank Representative Maloney for his continued support of our work on behalf of children and families in Orange County.”
This federal investment builds upon previous awards that Maloney secured for Head Start programs in Orange County. In February, Rep. Maloney announced that his office secured a $1.7 million grant for the Regional Economic Community Action Program (RECAP), which totals over $3 million secured in the past two years for RECAP. Since joining Congress, Rep. Maloney has secured a total of over $5 million for Head Start programs in Orange County. Together, 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.
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 300 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.