Miller praises HHS for Michigan early childhood education grant

U.S. Rep. Candice Miller (R-MI) praised the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Head Start on Wednesday for awarding the Human Development Commission (HDC) in Caro, Michigan, a $1.7 million grant to support its early childhood education services.

The HDC, one of many across the nation, is focused on aiding low-income individuals and families with services that include youth education programs such as Head Start; emergency services related to food, heating and other utilities; housing protection services; and an assault crisis and victim services center.

“As a mother and grandmother, I know how import early childhood education is to a child’s development, especially for children that may require individualized development services,” Miller said. “Unfortunately, there are many families who cannot afford to obtain these services for their children, which is why programs like Head Start are so valuable. I applaud the decision by the HHS Office of Heat Start to provide this grant to the Caro HDC. These funds will help HDC maintain these programs critical to the success of children from Huron, Lapeer, Sanilac and Tuscola Counties.”


Grants and other support measures from the Head Start office aim to promote school readiness among children in low-income situations through local community agencies and in child care and educational facilities.