Head Start program expansion

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CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — Early Head Start programs are getting nearly $2,000,000 to expand services.

The Champaign County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) will now be able to serve 90 more children and families. They got the money from the federal government.

Head Start provides education resources to low-income families. Right now there are about 145 families on the waitlist. 

CCRPC Chief Executive Officer Dalitso Sulamoyo says, “These would be families who’s kids are either going to school or they’re working. We would be able to work with their children for up to ten hours a day and close to 300 days a year.” 

CCRPC is looking for a new building right now. They hope to open it in October. They’ll also be hiring 40 new employees. 

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