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August 24, 2018

Senate Passes $250 Million Increase for Head Start

The U.S. Senate passed its Fiscal Year 2019 funding package for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies. The bill includes a $250 million increase for Head Start in order to meet the rising costs of high-quality services for our nation’s most vulnerable children and their families. The bill will head to a conference committee with the U.S. House of Representatives.

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August 15, 2018

Napa Valley Vintners Awards $2.5 Million to Children’s Education in Napa County

The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) trade association announced $2.5 million in grant funding for children’s education in Napa County, including $200,000 for Child Start. Helping children enter kindergarten ready to learn, supporting students in achieving academic goals and assisting young people in developing healthy behaviors are just a few of the ways in which this round of donations from the NVV will help Napa County youth thrive in school and in life.

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May and June of 2010
Opened Menlo 4, Setterquist, and Fairmont Early Head Start sites.

October 2009
Child Start awarded American Resource and Recovery Act (ARRA) funding to open three new Full Day Full Year Early Head Start centers in Napa, Vallejo, and Fairfield.

January 2005
Fully implemented EHS with Therapeutic Child Care Center, Black Infant Health, Child Haven, and Healthy Moms and Babies

March 2003
First PRISM evaluation by ACF, awarded exemplary status

January 2002
Awarded grants to operate Raising A Reader in Napa and Solano Counties

October 2002
Awarded $800,000 competitive grant to operate Early Head Start for Napa and Solano Counties

June 2001
Child Start Inc. awarded grant to operate Head Start for Napa and Solano Counties

October 2000
Awarded grants to Early Childhood Education Career Development

October 2000
Opened consolidated Administrative Offices at 439 Devlin Rd. Napa

March 2000
Established CSI as 501c3

December 1999
Incorporated as Child Start Inc.

May 1998
Initiated Interest-Based Negotiations to become single purpose agency

January 1996
Opened operations in 14 new Solano sites, filled 111 staff positions

September 1995
Awarded $3 million grant to operate Solano Head Start Program

September 1995-2000
Awarded 6 competitive expansion grants, opened one new HS center each year