Associated Press Published

Raleigh County Head Start Awarded One Million Plus

Children participating in a new program called Kids in Motion

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded $1,121,678 to Raleigh County Community Action Association in Beckley to continue its Head Start program.

The program serves pre-school aged children at eight sites throughout the county.

Head Start is a national program for low-income pre-school children that prepares them for elementary school. The program provides comprehensive education activities in classrooms. It also provides social, nutritional, health and mental health, and transportation services for children and their families.

U.S. Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin, along with Congressman Nick Rahall announced the funding in a news release Tuesday.