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
4 cars involved in crash on I-5 in Gorman
Four vehicles were involved in a crash on Interstate 5 in Gorman, causing one to burst into flames.
Victims of Erskine Fire identified
The two confirmed victims of the Erskine Fire have been identified by friends as Byron and Gladys McKaig.
South Lake couple shocked to find home standing
A South Lake couple returned to their neighborhood on Monday expecting to find their home destroyed by the ravenous Erskine Fire.
Cooling Centers opened for Tueday June, 28
For the health, safety, and comfort of our residents, the Kern County Parks Department, in cooperation with the Department of Aging and Adult…