State Senator Sal DiDomenico recently spoke at Head Start Day at the State House. For 45 years, Head Start has provided educational and comprehensive child development services to young children from working families. Senator DiDomenico is a Head Start alumni and spoke about the important role this program has played in his own life, as well as in the lives of countless other children and families across the country.
“When my parents enrolled me in Head Start over 40 years ago, representatives needed to recruit parents to give this new program a try,” said Senator DiDomenico. “Today, it has proven to be so successful, there aren’t enough spots to meet the demand. We all know how important early education is for our children’s future, and it’s critical that we invest in programs like Head Start to put all our kids on a path to success.”
After the event, Senator DiDomenico met with Head Start representatives and children and families from his district who were at the State House to lobby for additional funding for early education and Head Start programs. Throughout his tenure in the Massachusetts Senate, Head Start and early education funding has been one of Senator DiDomenico’s top budget priorities, and he consistently has been a champion of these programs in the Legislature.