Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) announced Long Island Head Start (LIHS) has been awarded $4,030,465 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:
“All across Suffolk County, Long Island Head Start provides comprehensive early childhood education and health programs, helping local families set their children up for success in the classroom and beyond,” said Congressman Zeldin. “This over $4 million in federal funding will go a long way in helping Long Island Head Start continue to serve our community and expand upon their vital mission.”
“These federally awarded funds are used to provide much-needed support that include education, health, nutrition, and disabilities services to disadvantaged children and families,” said Long Island Head Start CEO Deborah Garcia. “LIHS operates in over 20 locations in state-licensed day care facilities throughout Suffolk County; each year we provide parent and child support to over 2000 at-risk infants, toddlers, and preschool children. Through the Long Island Head Start children are given the proper ‘school readiness’ educational and developmental tools necessary to succeed in school.”
Last year, Congressman Zeldin urged the House Committee on Appropriations to maintain robust funding for Head Start for fiscal year 2020.