MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Head Start = A Great Start
Healthy nutrition is crucial for young children's immediate success, as well as for providing a solid ground for healthy growth and development throughout the course of their lifetime. Children enrolled in
Worcester Community Action Council's
Head Start program receive a nutritional breakfast, lunch and snack daily.
Beyond a comprehensive curriculum that strengthens children's literacy and development skills, Head Start also provides children with breakfast, lunch and a snack daily - served family style so that teachers and staff can model table manners, sharing and social interaction lessons, as well as healthy nutrition.
"Early childhood learning programs are important to the development of our children," said Alfredo Castelo, Fundación MAPFRE's representative in the U.S. "Fundación MAPFRE is proud to support Head Start and help children in our local communities begin their day with a healthy meal." Fundación MAPFRE gave
a grant that will provide each of the 203 children enrolled in
Head Start program the equivalent of 89 daily breakfasts.