Agreement reached to keep 16 Head Start centers open

DCF says 16 of 24 Head Start facilities will reopen Wednesday

Published On: May 19 2013 10:56:09 PM EDT   Updated On: May 20 2013 06:40:22 AM EDT
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

The Department of Children and Families says 16 Head Start Centers will reopen Wednesday.

DCF will hold a news conference Monday morning at 11:30 a.m. to announce the locations that will open on Wednesday.

The reopening of the centers is part of a collaboration between Congresswoman Corrine Brown, Florida State Senator Audrey Gibson, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Early Learning Coalition, Duval County Public Schools and former State Senator Tony Hill and DCF.

The centers that will reopen have a capacity to serve about 1,500 children.

"We realize how important this issue is to the community," said Congresswoman Brown. "We are taking care of the children."

The 16 facilities that will reopen on Wednesday will stay open until June 7th, which is the end of the school year.

Below is a list of the Head Start facilities that will not reopen this Wednesday, according to DCF: