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
Credit card scam hitting local businesses
A national credit card scam has hit some local businesses for tens of thousands of dollars.
Kern County Superior Court judge censured
A judge from Kern County and another from Orange County have been censured by a California watchdog agency for sexual misconduct and other…
Search warrant reveals new details in homicide
Search warrants for the home of a correctional officer that was killed reveal new details.
Man sentenced to 6 years in child abuse case
A man arrested after a four-year-old was found unconscious at an apartment complex back in June of 2011 has been sentenced to six years in prison.