Organizations running early childhood education programs for low-income kids in Stamford and Bridgeport have won millions of dollars in federal grants to continue their programs.
The programs were already getting federal funding, but were required to apply for a competitive grant to continue receiving that support. Child Care Learning Centers in Stamford will receive more than a million dollars for this year’s program, and will get $2.7 million a year for the next five years to support Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Action for Bridgeport Community Development, or ABCD, is getting nearly $2 million this year, and $9.6 million a year for the next five. About a thousand children are in the Bridgeport programs