D. Scott Hudgens, Jr. Early Education Center Announces Participation in Free Child Care Food Program

GWINNETT – The D. Scott Hudgens, Jr. Early Education Center, located on the campus of Gwinnett Technical College at 5150 Sugarloaf Parkway, will offer free and reduced price meals to eligible children who are enrolled at the Center through the U.S. Department of Agriculture funded Child and Adult Care Food Program. The same meals will be available at no separate charge to enrolled participants at the Center.

The Hudgens Early Education Center is a three-star quality-rated program, offering unmatched early care and education for children three years to 8 years. The Center currently has openings in their preschool classes. If you are interested in touring or enrolling at the Center, please call 678-226-6510 or visit: GwinnettTech.edu/hudgens/

The Child and Adult Care Food Program was established by the USDA to help low-income residents have access to nutritious meals and snacks on a daily basis.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.The USDA’s income eligibility guidelines for the program can be found at bit.ly/2xgJfGL.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; fax: (202) 690-7442; or email: program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.