Last month, the governor announced a $1 million grant to fund a Head Start/Early Head Start center in Chariton County. The Missouri Start Smart program will fund the Missouri Valley Community Action Agency (MVCAA) center to increase access to quality early childhood education.
"This grant to Salisbury and the agency will enable us to provide Head Start preschool and infant/toddler care and education, along with community childcare,in a safe, high-quality learning environment," Cindy Gabbert, MVCAA Head Start Director said. "The benefits go beyond the children in care and their families, helping build a brighter future for the entire community."
Read more about the announcement in the Chariton County Journal here.
MVCAA is one of two Community Action Agencies who received this funding. Read about the other here.