by David Snow
The Paducah Sun
October 22, 2019
Used with permission.
The Paducah Head Start program was awarded two grants totaling $60,000 to be used this school year.
The grants are provided by the Governor's Office of Early Childhood. Those taking part in its Readiness Summits - including Paducah Head Start Director Kristy Lewis - were able to apply for the grants.
The grants received by Paducah Head Start are a $15,000 Quality Improvement Alumni Grant and a $45,000 Quality Improvement Grant. The funding must be used from Nov. 15 to Feb. 15 and is provided through the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. Kentucky grants totaled $10.62 million.
Lewis said the $60,000 in grant funding will go toward supporting school readiness in the community, supporting professional development, curriculum screening and assessment, family and community engagement and classroom and instructional quality.