"It is the on-going support and resource sharing which make our programs so successful," stated Alan Jones, ACAP Executive Director.
Hopper said the program will initially be entirely home based, but if the opportunity for expansion presents itself, ACAP may look at investing in a center-based option with its own facility.
Once established, the ACAP Early Head Start program will be the first of its kind in the North Country. The nearest existing program is in Washington County, and Warren County is also seeking a grant to start theirs.
"ACAP is very pleased to be able to offer these services in Essex County," said Jones, "and we look forward to having a sustainable positive impact on the families we serve."