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Federal cuts hit region Head Start programs
Families left looking for other options
Shameka Harrison and family, from left, Terrion, 9, Malicah, 12, and Cheslen, 2. - photo by NAT GURLEY
When federal spending cuts went into effect in March, lawmakers and agency leaders warned they may leave Americans with limited or eliminated services. Some younger Americans are feeling that pressure. Ninth District Opportunity, serving a 20-county area including Hall, has lost 336 slots in its Head Start programs, which provide education to preschool children, with some Early Head Start programs open to infants and toddlers.