On Monday, Oct. 15, an event was held to mark the groundbreaking of an innovative Head Start STEM classroom in Bard Hall. The initiative will be an exceptional school readiness program with a focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics for the children of Millersville University (MU) students.

This program is made possible by a partnership between MU, the Community Action Partnership (CAP), Eurofins, The Steinman Foundation and High Foundation. Representatives from all partners including MU’s president Dr. Daniel Wubah were present and spoke at the event. 

The basement of Bard Hall will be renovated over the next several months. Lancaster County Head Start is slated to open the STEM prototype classroom for the spring semester. The classroom will be open Monday through Friday. MU students with children aged 3 or 4 can apply to participate. The class will be capped at 18 children. To qualify, families must have a gross income within 100 percent of the federal poverty guidelines.

For more information, contact Bobbie Frick at CAP at either bfrick@caplanc.org or 717-299-7301 x3012.

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