Pathfinder Services Inc. has completed the expansion of its building on Campus Street in Huntington. The expansion includes the addition of four new classrooms set to grow the Early Head Start Program.
The organization says the expansion came about when Kids Kampus received Duration Funding from the Office of Head Start last year to better meet the community’s need for increased free childcare for families experiencing poverty, homelessness, or have children in foster care.
“We know that early and equal access to quality education is the first step to building healthy communities in the future,” says Danielle Tips, president of Pathfinder Services. “We are so happy that we are able to do our part to meet the growing needs of area families with this expansion.”
The organization says the expansion funding means that all 40 children who were in the center one or two days a week now have full-time care and are now at Kids Kampus five days a week.
“Not only is this great news for the community and the families we serve, but it is also great for our economy,” says Elizabeth Hire, Kids Kampus Administrator. “The expansion brings the opportunity to expand our staff at Kids Kampus, with the addition of five new teachers for our facility.”
Pathfinder Services says each of the four new classrooms are operating every weekday for six hours per day.