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Sequester cuts hit Monrovia Head Start program, others soon to follow

by Deepa Fernandes | Take Two®

Teacher Lawana teaches preschoolers Marissa Arellano, left, and Andrea Castaneda how to snap their fingers during the afternoon session at Options Head Start in Monrovia on Thursday, May 16. Maya Sugarman/KPCC

Washington's sequester cuts have begun to reach local families. Head Start programs, which serve 110,ooo Californians, are starting to cut back. In the San Gabriel Valley, a Head Start agency will be forced to eliminate an afternoon preschool class in Monrovia because its funding was reduced.

In part two of our series on the across-the-board cuts to federal programs, KPCC's Deepa Fernandes visited the preschool class that won't exist come August.

SEE PART ONE: The sequester budget cuts: Southern California's needy begin to feel the effects


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