Centro de la Familia opens three head start programs in Grand Junction

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Head Start is a preschool program for children from at-risk backgrounds, including infants and toddlers. These centers are federally funded and set to serve 247 infants, toddlers, and pregnant women.

The program is providing free early child care and education, and also includes nutritious meals in a safe and positive environment. C.E.O. and Director Gonzalo Palza says all the hard work is paying off.

“When you build a house, you have a set plan and it never works, right? Well, that’s what has happened to us as well,” Gonzalo Palza shares, “But now, I’ve seen the facilities and they have magically come together and that is a testament that speaks for the quality, the drive, and the commitment of the staff that we have here in Colorado.”

Centro is currently working to open three more centers in Parachute, Rifle, and Craig to serve an additional 85 children. There is no cost to families that qualify for Head Start services.

If you are interested in applying, more information is available at www.cdlf.org

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