Aug 28 2007

Graham Announces $2.4 Million to Aid Early Childhood Education

WASHINGTON-  U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the South Carolina Department of Education will receive a $2,420,838 grant to assist in the professional development of early childhood educators.

The South Carolina Department of Education, South Carolina First Steps, South Carolina Head Start, the South Carolina Department of Social Services, the University of South Carolina, and South Carolina State University have partnered to create the Bridges to Early Learning plan.  The program will provide professional development for early childhood educators, and will serve eight impoverished areas in the state.

The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Education.