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Senator Hassan Highlights Importance of Early Childhood Education at Head Start Program in Rochester

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Senator Hassan visits the Head Start program in Rochester.

ROCHESTER – Senator Maggie Hassan today toured the Strafford Country Head Start program, where she discussed the importance of early childhood education with families and Head Start staff. The Senator also thanked the staff for all of their efforts. To learn more about Strafford Country Head Start program, click here. 

“All of New Hampshire’s children deserve the opportunity to learn, to grow, and to lead, which starts with investing in – and expanding access to – early childhood education,” Senator Hassan said. “I commend all of the staff at Strafford County Head Start and those across the Granite State for the important work they do to not only shape our children’s futures, but to support families who have been impacted by the devastating opioid epidemic. I will continue fighting to increase federal funding for the Head Start program so this vital program can continue to serve our communities, including providing full-day programming year-round.”

Senator Hassan has fought to advance legislation that would invest in early childhood education programs. She worked to increase federal funding for Head Start programs in the bipartisan appropriations bill that was recently signed into law. Senator Hassan also helped introduced the Child Care for Working Families Act, a comprehensive bill to ensure that hard-working families have access to affordable, high-quality child care and preschool.