Delaware's early childhood programs have been named the beneficiaries of a $7.65 million, 5-year grant.
Media outlets report Gov. John Carney and Secretary of Education Susan Bunting announced the grant Thursday during a visit to the Latin American Community Center's early childhood center in Wilmington. Known as the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership, officials say the funds will support the expansion of high quality early childhood education to more of the state's youngest learners.
A similar grant awarded in January 2015 benefited programs statewide. The new grant will focus on Kent and Sussex counties, which have a continued need for high-quality infant and toddler care.
Grant money will also be used to provide health services for low-income families.