U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that Community Concepts, Inc., will receive a total of $5,152,261 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for their Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Community Concepts has multiple Head Start locations in Oxford and Franklin Counties.
“Head Start and Early Head Start programs across Maine provide invaluable resources to young children and their families, helping them to cultivate new skills and build educational opportunities,” said Senators Collins and King in a joint statement. “Our Head Start providers work tirelessly to make their communities stronger, and we are grateful for this continued federal investment in Maine’s future.”
Head Start was established in 1965 to promote school readiness and provide a comprehensive array of health, nutritional, and social services to eligible four- and five-year-old preschoolers and their families. Head Start services include early learning, health, and family well-being. The Office of Head Start (OHS) administers grant funding and oversight to the local agencies that provide Head Start services in Maine and across the country.