Community Action Organization of WNY, INC. Awarded over $10 Million in Head Start Funding for Niagara County

(Buffalo, NY) — Community Action Organization of WNY (CAO) has been awarded a five-year grant by the Office of Head Start (OHS) to provide Head Start programming in Niagara County. CAO has a well-established reputation for enhancing the lives of children and families through its comprehensive child and family development program, which serves infants, toddlers, pregnant women, preschools, and their families.  

“CAO is excited to provide Head Start services to 200 children and families throughout Niagara County, specifically in Lockport, Newfane, and North Tonawanda, ” said Chelsea White, Executive VP/Chief of Education. CAO is committed to providing high-quality services that promote school readiness by enhancing children’s social and cognitive development through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social, and other services for enrolled children and families. ” 

Thomas Kim, CEO of CAO of WNY, welcomes the news and is looking forward to working with community partners to improve the delivery of valuable services to so many families in Niagara County. “CAO Head Start does not only provide premier early childhood education for children, but it also provides career opportunities for families seeking to serve in the human service and educational field. Kim continues by adding, “I am proud of the CAO Head Start team for spearheading early childhood development in this region while continuously providing high-quality services with innovation and diligence.

CAO, OHS, and Administration for Children and Families Region 2 and CDI are committed to a seamless transition and continuity of services and want to assure the families in Niagara County that Head Start services will continue in their community. 

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ABOUT CAO

CAO was designated in 1965 as the official anti-poverty agency for Erie County with a mission to serve the unmet needs of the low-income populations. Today, CAO serves more than 50,000 families and individuals within Erie and Niagara Counties through various programs and services. Visit caowny.org for more information.

ABOUT CAO HEAD START

CAO Head Start/Early Head Start provides comprehensive early childhood and human services to infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and pregnant women throughout Western New York. The mission of the program is to provide a learning environment that supports children’s growth and development through improved language, literacy, and numeracy skills along with a positive social setting. Visit caowny.org/head-start-early-head-start/ for more information.

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