It's good news for Head Start programs on the First Coast. Thanks to a $10 million donation from billionaire philanthropists in Texas, programs servicing low-income children will stay afloat.
Episcopal Children’s Services supervises nearly 600 children in Early Head Start and Head Start programs in five Northeast Florida counties.
Due to the government shutdown, those programs were slated to close at the end of the week.
Now those centers will be funded through the end of October, thanks to the generosity of John and Laura Arnold of Houston.