By Firday 5,000 Children Will Have Lost Head Start Since the Shutdown Began

The Washington Post

October 3, 2013


Four Head Start early childhood education programs have ceased operations since the federal government shutdown. And another will join the list tomorrow, resulting in more than 5,000 children going without services nationwide. Georgia’s Ninth District Opportunity Inc. Head Start program will be the fifth and largest known program to have stopped operations since the federal government shut down Tuesday. “We will be shut down as of Friday,” NDO Head Start Director Kay Laws said in an e-mail to The Washington Post. NDO serves 2,153 children in 113 classrooms, according to a news release. And it will join programs in four other states that have already shut down.
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