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Boozman, Cotton & Westerman Announce Early Childhood Education Funding For South Arkansas

April 13, 2015
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON ––Arkansas Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton, along with Fourth District Congressman Bruce Westerman, today announced a $3.2 million grant for Families and Children Together, Inc. to provide comprehensive early childhood and preschool services to children and families in Calhoun, Columbia, Dallas, Ouachita and Union Counties.

“This investment in education will provide South Arkansas children with the tools they need to succeed in the classroom. Fostering education at an early age is important to promoting an interest in lifelong learning and helping these young minds prepare for the future,” Boozman said.

“Early education plays a pivotal role in a child’s overall literacy development and readiness for school. This grant will help ensure success for South Arkansas children,” Cotton said.

“A solid education is essential to success in an increasingly competitive job market. Congratulations to the children of Calhoun, Columbia, Dallas, Ouachita, and Union Counties," Westerman said.

The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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