Collins, King Announce Over $1.2 Million in Funding for Promise Early Education Center

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that the Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families has awarded Promise Early Education Center in Lewiston $1,227,569 to support early childhood education.


“Early childhood education provides the essential building blocks for a healthy life,” Senators Collins and King said in a joint statement. “Promise Early Education Center works day in and day out to encourage educational opportunity for all children, and we commend this investment in Maine’s future.”


Head Start was established in 1965 to promote school readiness and provide a comprehensive array of health, nutritional, and social services to eligible four- and five-year-old preschoolers and their families. Head Start services include early learning, health, and family well-being. The Office of Head Start (OHS), an office within the Administration for Children and Families, administers grant funding and oversight to the local agencies that provide Head Start services in Maine and across the country.  


Promise Early Education Center aims to provide a safe, affordable, and engaging place for children to learn and grow. The center serves children from six weeks to five years old and their families throughout Androscoggin County.