Phenix City Head Start celebrates receiving Excellence Grants

Published at 11:01 a.m. on November 22, 2013 | Modified at 11:02 a.m. on November 22, 2013

Staff, students, parents and family members gathered Thursday at Phenix City Head Start for lunch and celebrated the four Excellence Grants awarded to the center this year by the Alabama Department of Children's Affairs. The state awarded 42 such grants this year to existing pre-k programs to help expand its voluntary First Class Pre-K program. Each Excellence Grant provides $45,000 to pre-k programs and helps pay salaries for teachers with bachelor's degrees and specialized training in early childhood education. In this video Carolyn Keasal, director of the Phenix City Head Start Center, discusses the impact these grants is having.

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