Pace receives $1 million in funding to expand Early Head Start & increase classroom time for Head Start students
All are invited to attend the new center’s open house on
from 4 to 6 p.m.
Thanks to $1 million in federal grants from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Pace Community Action Agency, Inc. began serving children at its expanded Pace Early Learning Center in Vincennes, Ind., on Aug. 14.
Pace invites the public to tour the newly developed center at its open house on Tuesday, Oct. 3, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Pace was the only grantee in the state of Indiana to receive the Early Head Start expansion funding, which will be used to:
- Provide full-year, center-based services to 32 infants and toddlers in Knox and Daviess counties
- Hire new staff members and set up new classrooms.
Head Start extended duration funding will be used to more than double classroom time for Head Start children, ages 3 to 5.
These expanded services will not only help children meet developmental milestones and identify possible delays, but will also assist families with setting goals and obtaining employment.
These services come at a critical time, as two years ago, the YMCA of Vincennes discontinued its childcare program. Pace now rents this space from the YMCA, providing the community with three Head Start and two Early Head Start classrooms — a win for the YMCA, Pace and the community!
Pace’s Head Start and Early Head Start programs currently serve more than 400 children at eight centers and through a home-based option throughout Daviess, Knox, Greene and Sullivan counties.