Durbin Announces More Than $1.2 Million for Early Head Start in Cook County

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced $1,226,568 in federal funding for Early Head Start programs in Cook County. Under this announcement, the Proviso Leyden Council for Community Actions, Inc. will receive a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to support early childhood development and comprehensive services for infants and toddlers from low-income households.
“We know that a child’s first years are the most crucial in their brain development. Early Head Start ensures children have the strong educational foundation they need to succeed from elementary school to college and beyond,” said Durbin. “Today’s funding will help level the playing field for families of modest means by promoting school readiness for kindergarten and elementary school.”