Fayetteville, Arkansas-September 23, 2009
EOA (Economic Opportunity Agency) of Washington County Head Start has been awarded American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding in the amount of $112, 712 per year for the next two (2) years for the West Washington County Head Start Program in
EOA of Washington County operated a Head Start facility in Lincoln for over thirty (30) years; the facility was closed in August 2008 due to lack of significant Head Start funding increases to support competitive Teacher and Teacher Assistant wages to accommodate increased cost of living. Families, public school officials, and elected officials initiated a public campaign to raise funds to keep the facility open. An anonymous donor provided $100,000, another community member donated $5000, a local bank branch donated $10,000, and the City of
In June 2009, EOA of Washington County Head Start submitted an application to National Head Start in
The Public is invited to attend an event on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 10 am at the West Washington County Head Start, 901 S. Mitchell, Lincoln. Lincoln City Judge, Larry Snodgrass, will read a Proclamation naming October as Head Start Awareness Month in
Entertainment will be provided by the West Washington County Head Start children, and refreshments will be served afterward as attendees tour the facility and view the children’s artwork.
EOA of Washington County Head Start began as a summer program in 1966 and has a long history of providing quality, comprehensive child development services to children and families in