Sins of sequestration: 70,000 kids booted from Head Start

Early childhood education is not only about academic success, but children’s emotional and social development. It’s also important for getting services to kids in vulnerable families and neighborhoods:

Research shows that early education is vital to children’s long term success, particularly for those who are the most vulnerable. If Head Start programs disappear or services are substantially reduced without corollary program development, it is unclear whether children would attend other preschools or programs, and if so, what the quality of those services would be.

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