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Foster Announces $3.2 Million Grant for Head Start Programs in Aurora

Sep 21, 2021
Press Release

Aurora, IL – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) announced that Two Rivers Head Start Agency in Aurora has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Education for $3,203,837. Two Rivers provides educational and community services for Kane and DeKalb Counties. The grant is to support their Head Start programming, which promotes kindergarten readiness for young children aged 3-5 years from income-eligible families.

“Research has demonstrated that Pre-K programs are essential to set students up for success in kindergarten and beyond,” said Rep. Foster. “I’m glad that Two Rivers Head Start here in Aurora is receiving this federal funding so that they can continue to provide early childhood education, along with their family and community support services. In Congress, I’ll keep working to invest in our children and families.”