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CAPK opens new Head Start Development Center in East Bakersfield

Posted at 5:21 PM, Jan 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-23 20:21:30-05

The Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK) unveiled a new Head Start Child Development Center in East Bakersfield.

CAPK held a ribbon-cutting Monday at the Wesley United Methodist Church on Oswell Street. The development center will serve 60 students ages 3 to 5 years old in two morning and two afternoon classes.

The center will help serve under-privileged students.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 24% of students in the area live below the poverty line and the area is considered “high-need” for student resources.