Crucial early education program badly hurt by federal cuts

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Monday, June 17, 2013

It's been four months since the start of "sequestration" -- the mandatory federal budget cuts.

Apart from the fight to keep funding the air traffic controllers, we have not heard much about the impact elsewhere. But some parents who have kids enrolled in Head Start programs say that should change.

Every weekday morning, Tara Gales drops off her five-year-old son, Elias, at Head Start of Rockland County, north of New York City.

"Elias's speech has gotten better," Tara said. "He's got his ABCs, his colors, his shapes, everything."

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