Jeremiah Program Austin and Child Inc have entered into a partnership to expand services at Jeremiah’s Child Development Center.
The partnership has allowed Jeremiah to open a classroom for toddlers aged 18-24 months and was initiated by a substantial gift from Luci Baines Johnson.
The partnership is aligned with Child Inc’s goal of establishing innovative collaborations with existing nonprofits to leverage Early Head Start resources, training and standards as well as to create additional access for quality early childhood development.
Ms. Johnson made her gift to honor the legacy of her father, President Johnson and his establishment of the national Head Start program in 1965. In celebration of Head Start Awareness Month and to launch the toddler classroom, the organizations hosted an Open House on October 12 at Jeremiah’s campus at 1200 Paul Teresa Saldana Street, and Ms. Johnson gave a brief keynote address and read to the children in the new classroom.