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Ready by Five Early Childhood Millage Awards $7.6 million to 23 programs

Jan. 23, 2020 – First Steps Kent – More families in Kent County will be able to receive services that improve the health and school readiness of young children thanks to a new round of Ready by Five Early Childhood Millage funding.

Funding totaling $7.6 million will be distributed to 16 community-based organizations beginning in March of this year and running through December 2021. The organizations serve expectant parents and families with young children through 23 different programs that provide prenatal support, parenting education, comprehensive health services, and early learning opportunities, with a strategic focus on families with the greatest needs and ensuring young children in all areas of Kent County have access to quality services.

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