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Oakland will receive a $1.1 million grant from the federal Department of Health and Human Services to support the city’s Head Start Program – a comprehensive child development program that fosters social skills and school readiness for low-income children between the ages of three and five.
The Oakland Head Start Program also addresses health concerns that can impede a child’s development, while also focusing on nutrition education and services for children and their families. The funds will be dispersed through August 2012.
“I am pleased that the City of Oakland’s Social Services Department will receive this important funding,” said Congresswoman Barbara Lee. “This funding ensures that Oakland’s Head Start Program will continue to provide services to low-income students and their families throughout the city.”