BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Many low-income children don't have the tools they need to succeed, which is why the Community Action Partnership of Kern is giving them a much needed hand.
Saturday was the grand opening of the agency's East Bakersfield Cal Head Start Center.
It will provide education services to low-income children between three and five years old.
The goal is to help children develop reading and math skills early on.
"There's a great need. There's typically 83 children living below the poverty line in this area, and we just want to give those children an opportunity to get ahead start and get school readiness and be prepared for kindergarten when it starts," said Sandra Wafford-Pinkins, program manager.
If you think your child could benefit from this program, visit the center located at 1900 East California Ave.
Carlos is on Facebook at www.facebook.com/carloscorrea23abc
Volunteer at Great American Clean Up
Hundreds of volunteers will hit the streets to clean up our community today.
Local teen breaking down gender barriers
Ashe Chisolm is on a mission to change perception.
Locals react to Starbucks register outage
Like Grecia Aguilar on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GreciaAguilar23ABC
Man trying to retract plea from 28 years ago
Gerardo Gonzales is looking to clear his name after nearly 30 years when he pleaded no contest to one count of lewd acts with a child.