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Stamford and Bridgeport Head Start programs win millions in federal funding

Organizations running early childhood education programs for low-income kids in Stamford and Bridgeport have won millions of dollars in federal grants to continue their programs.

The programs were already getting federal funding, but were required to apply for a competitive grant to continue receiving that support. Child Care Learning Centers in Stamford will receive more than a million dollars for this year’s program, and will get $2.7 million a year for the next five years to support Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Action for Bridgeport Community Development, or ABCD, is getting nearly $2 million this year, and $9.6 million a year for the next five. About a thousand children are in the Bridgeport programs

Craig produces sound-rich features and breaking news coverage for WGBH News in Boston. His features have run nationally on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Weekend Edition, as well as on PRI's The World and Marketplace. Craig has won a number of national and regional awards for his reporting, including two national Edward R. Murrow awards in 2015, the national Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi award feature reporting in 2011, first place awards in 2012 and 2009 from the national Public Radio News Directors Inc. and second place in 2007 from the national Society of Environmental Journalists. Craig is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and Tufts University.
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