Blue Valley Community Action (BVCA) Head Start in Fairbury was awarded an Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) grant worth $840,991. BVCA partnered up with two local child care centers, one being Kids Connection in Fairbury.
Elaine White, Interim Director for Kids Connection stated, because of the funds received from the grant they will be doing renovation on the facility and playground.
“Some of the specific things we’re getting are new tile, an extra sink, new fire exit, four foot wall to separate rooms, new carpet, and much more,” White said.
Early Head Start provides services that benefit families, children, and teachers. Some of these services are health, development, and behavioral screenings.
“The grant has helped to get the program and the staff training going, we’ll have more slots open up and be taking applications to fill those slots soon,” White said.