Albany, Ga. — U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff is delivering new resources to strengthen early childhood education across Southwest Georgia.
Sen. Ossoff is delivering new resources to the Southwest Georgia Community Action Council (CAC), Inc.’s Head Start Program to help families in Southwest Georgia access early childhood education and developmental programs and give kids the opportunities to learn and grow.
Sen. Ossoff secured new resources with bipartisan support in Congress to help Southwest Georgia CAC, Inc. provide comprehensive services to children to enhance their cognitive, social, and emotional development.
The Southwest Georgia Community Action Council, Inc. currently has Head Start programs in Newton, Arlington, Moultrie, Climax, Albany, Blakely, Leesburg, Buena Vista, Colquitt, Camilla, Donalsonville, Americus, Dawson, Thomasville and Sylvester.
“I am announcing these resources for early childhood education at Southwest Georgia Community Action Council, Inc. because every child in Georgia deserves a safe, healthy, and happy preschool education,” Sen. Ossoff said.
Head Start programs support children’s growth from birth to age 5 through services that support early learning and development, health, and family well-being. Head Start staff actively engage parents, recognizing family participation throughout the program as key to strong child outcomes.
The Southwest Georgia Community Action Council, Inc. is a private nonprofit with the mission to help low-income individuals and families acquire useful skills and knowledge that lead to more and greater opportunities to achieve economic self-sufficiency.
Sen. Ossoff secured the $1.8 million for Southwest Georgia’s Head Start programs through last year’s government funding package, which will be delivered as a grant via the Head Start Projects program.
The national Head Start program currently supports nearly one million children under the age of five on their early learning and development. As of 2023, the Head Start program has benefitted 18,715 children in the state of Georgia.