Bridgeport Head Start program reopens amid partial shutdown of federal government

A federally funded Head Start facility in Bridgeport reopened Tuesday in the midst of the partial government shutdown. Officials at the ABCD school say the

Gov. Dannel Malloy provided $800,000 in state funding to reopen Bridgeport's ABCD program.

Gov. Dannel Malloy provided $800,000 in state funding to reopen Bridgeport's ABCD program. (10/15/13)

BRIDGEPORT - A federally funded Head Start facility in Bridgeport reopened Tuesday amid the partial government shutdown.

Officials at the ABCD school say the closure affected more than 1,000 children, but only until Gov. Dannel Malloy provided $800,000 in state funding. The program's deputy director says 313 workers were put on furlough.

Parents say they were either forced to find alternative means of day care for their children or left without any other options.

The state money is expected to last until November.
 

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