Recently, at the White House Summit on Early Education, it was announced that Salt Lake CAP Head Start would be awarded an Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership grant, which will fund collaboration between Salt Lake CAP Head Start and local child care programs to expand high quality early learning opportunities for Salt Lake’s most vulnerable infants and toddlers.
“This grant will empower Salt Lake CAP Head Start to build on long-standing community relationships and work with local child care providers to address the desperate need for high quality care for infants and toddlers in Salt Lake,” Salt Lake CAP Head Start CEO Erin Trenbeath-Murray said. “We look forward to strengthening these partnerships and continuing to lay a foundation for success for our community’s at-risk children.”
The grantees were announced at the White House Summit on Early Education, where leaders in the early education community gathered to support President Obama’s commitment to expanding access to high-quality early education opportunities for children across the country.
“We are thrilled to see our local Head Start programs fueling change and laying the foundation for success in at-risk communities across the country,” said National Head Start Association Executive Director Yasmina Vinci. “These new federal investments in local Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships are an exciting step forward in our national commitment to ensuring every child, regardless of circumstance at birth, is given the opportunity to succeed.”