Head Start funding expanded in Luzerne County

HARRISBURG, July 31 – State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne, today said he is pleased with the $1.95 million in supplemental federal allocations to expand high-quality pre-kindergarten and Head Start services for eligible children in Luzerne County.

Mullery said funding is made available via 2017-18 Head Start Supplemental Assistance grants, administered by the Office of Child Development and Early Learning.

“These funds will ensure that those participating Head Start programs that have demonstrated a need for additional services in Luzerne County can meet that need, enabling the enrollment of additional three- or four year-old children and/or the expansion of full-day and full-year educational opportunities for children,” Mullery said.

Mullery added that the additional resources will aid in ensuring young children in Luzerne County are better prepared for kindergarten.

“Investing in our children is one of the best investments we can make,” Mullery added. “I’m pleased that we’re able to help make that investment in our future.”