February 13, 2004

Yamhill County to Receive More Than $900,000 for Head Start

Smith and Wyden Announce funding for Head Start Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Gordon Smith (R-OR) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) announced today that Head Start of Yamhill County will receive $925,067 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to continue providing Head Start services to children aged 3 to 5 years.Head Start helps kids get past some difficult obstacles and find a valuable foothold to begin their lives. said Smith. Its a program that translates into tremendous benefit for Oregon communities.For more than 15 years, Head Start has successfully provided comprehensive and essential education services to Oregon children and families, said Wyden. These funds are critical to helping more of our children become strong learners early in life.The Head Start Program created in 1965, is a federal program in the Administration of Children, Youth and Families in the Department of Health and Human Services which provides childcare to underprivileged children.