TPS awarded $9.7 million to continue Head Start through 2024

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) The federal government just awarded TPS $9.7 million to keep this program up and running for 5 years.

Anywhere from 1300-1500 are enrolled in Head Start, with 400 children on the waiting list.

Nida Ammar moved to the United States in 2016 - her daughter was 2 at the time.

"Her whole world crashed down. She woke up one day and thought, 'where am I? I don't speak this language."

Nida enrolled her daughter in TPS Head Start to help transition to life in Toledo.

"She picked up the language in 2 weeks and she hasn't stopped talking ever since."

Tomorrow Nida's 3 year old son will also transition from early head start to head start.