The EOAC Head Start program is boasting about its $7-million dollar grant from the federal government.
The money will help keep the organization's 11 centers open and allow more students to enroll in its Head Start and Early Head Start programs.
According to Debora Jones, Director for EOAC Head Start, the organization plans to focus on kids ages 0 to 3 for the Early Head Start program.
More area kids will be able to enroll because, in addition to the grant, Head Start will no longer serve pregnant women as it did in the past.
Jones said those services were duplicated when Baylor Scott and White created its Nurse Family Partnership outreach program where nurses are sent to the expectant mom's home for prenatal and overall wellness checks..