Augusta, Ga. — U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff is delivering new resources to strengthen early childhood education in Augusta, Georgia.
Sen. Ossoff is delivering new resources to the Central Savannah River Area Economic Opportunity Authority, Inc. (CRSA EOA)’s Head Start Program to help Georgia families 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 CSRA EOA, Inc. provide comprehensive services to children to enhance their cognitive, social, and emotional development.
“I am announcing these resources for early childhood education at the Central Savannah River Area Economic Opportunity Authority, 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 Central Savannah River Area Economic Opportunity Authority, Inc. is a Community Action Agency with the mission to ease human suffering and eliminate poverty.
CSRA EOA currently has Head Start programs in Bulloch, Burke, Columbia, Emanuel, Jefferson, Jenkins, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Screven, and Warren Counties.
Sen. Ossoff secured the $14.9 million for CSRA’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.