When we're really young, our brains grow by leaps and bounds… in normal conditions.
Now imagine what happens to a growing child's brain if conditions are sub-standard.
Giving all children a shot at a good life is the aim of Head Start programs. And Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership grants from the federal Office of Head Start are meant to expand programs for the youngest kids.
An Oregon partner just got a grant to help programs in Jackson, Josephine, and Klamath Counties, among others.