Kildee Secures $2.3 Million for Child Care in Genesee County

Congressman Dan Kildee recently announced new federal funds to support high-quality child care for infants and toddlers, ages birth to five, in Genesee County.

The $2,396,340 federal grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will support Genesee County’s Early Head Start Child Care Partnership program. Administered by local child care centers, this program offers families access to high-quality learning environments, health and development screenings, physical and mental health support, diapers and formula and other family services.

“When we invest in our children, we invest in our future. The Early Head Start Child Care Partnership program has given children and their families the support they need to achieve a brighter future,” said Congressman Kildee. “I’m proud to have secured this funding which will make a difference in the lives of infants and toddlers across Genesee County. In Congress, I will continue to fight to bring federal resources home to the teachers, workers and volunteers who support our children every day.”

“Our Early Head Start Child Care Partnership program provides crucial services to infants, toddlers, and their families across Genesee County. This grant will expand access to high–quality care and early learning opportunities for children in the years before preschool, helping their families achieve their own goals. We appreciate Congressman Kildee’s efforts to secure this funding,” said Ellen Ellenburg, Chairperson of Genesee County Board of Commissioners.

Congressman Kildee has long-supported initiatives to support the development of mid-Michigan children and families. In July, Kildee announced over $31 million for mid-Michigan Head Start early childhood education programs, including more than $11 million for Genesee County’s Head Start program.

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