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One of Many Success Stories

I've been working with the Head Start Program for thirty six years and I've loved every moment of it. Head Start has been a big impact on the children we've served. Not only the children but the parents too.

I want to tell you about my first experience ...

—LindaTexas

It worked for me...and it works for them!

I am a former Head Start parent - having had 2 children go through the program. I now work for Head Start...thanks to their Family Services component. I am a Family Educator and a Center Lead. I have been an employee for 14 years and have earned my ...
—AmandaWashington

Head Start does make a difference!

It is time to put the kids first! As a Head Start teacher I see what a difference our program makes everyday. Come visit a program, talk to the families we help and see the difference yourself. Our future depends on these children getting the best start ...
—DebbieOregon

Please Don't Take Their Subsidities Away

I am a child care provider who cares for children in a deprived area. There are not many high paying jobs in our area, but my parents are out there working for their families. Some of my parents will not be able to afford child care for their children, ...
—DonnaNew York

PATTI CONSTANTINO-MARTIN

WORK IN EDUCATION, NO RAISE IN FOUR YEARS, REDUCED BENES FOR MORE MONEY. WE THE AMERICAN WORKERS ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS MESS. THOSE THAT ARE RESPONSIBLE SHOULD BE MADE TO PAY. THE TAX PAYER HAS BEEN BURDENED ENOUGH. TIME FOR LEGISLATORS TO TAKE ...
—PATTIFlorida

Years ago had their not been a WIC program I guess my neices's children would died from

Of malnutrition! Please have a heart; do not cut ANY children's program funding..! Please!

Sincerely,

Katherine Augustson

—KatherineNorth Carolina

WE MUST TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN

I can't believe you elected officials in Washington wants to cut these vital programs that have such a positive impact on our children and their families. I am director of a food pantry and soup kitchen in a rural area of NH. These programs are vital ...
—Mary LouNew Hampshire

This really affects us all, eventually.

I would not be personally affected by these cuts if they happened right now. However, I have a good job, and like everyone else, I could lose it tomorrow. Then I might very well need these services. More importantly, any program that affects the children ...
—ClarisaConnecticut

I grew up during the depression that began in 1929. Many of our schoolteachers were lawyers and Ph.Ds. We were lucky during those bleak years. We had good teachers. Sincerely, Eugene Blank
—EugeneOregon

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I conduct research on children's academic achievement in Head Start. I can tell you from my data that Head Start does make a positive difference for the child enrolled in it. Children make significant gains on various skills (e.g., mathematics, picture ...

Capable hands are tied

I am a mother of a special needs child. I can tell you that the current budget cuts ALREADY impact my family and the health of my son who needs special services, but has trouble accessing them because of budget cuts to schools and public social services ...
—HatayaCalifornia

Knowledge is power, what comes around goes around, a future of good leaders means inspiring and encouraging kids today. There is no smarter investment in your own future. They will be making decisions about the nursing homes today's adults will occupy ...

What Really matters in life

I'm 79 years old and those specific cuts would not effect me directly. I am retired but was very active in promoting services like Head Start, Model cities and other programs during the political times of "The war on Poverty".. I was a Social Worder ...
—WilliamOhio

Single mom, small business owner, and her daughter are thriving

I'm a single mom. Several years ago, my daughter was diagnosed with epilepsy, and diagnoses of multiple learning disorders soon followed. Without a subsidy for health care and the special education system, I would have gone out of my mind. These days, ...
—SuzanneMassachusetts

We all need children to grow up educated, productive, and healthy!

As an older adult, I need for our society to produce healthy adults who can create quality of life for me, my family, and my community! We need doctors, teachers, mechanics, parents, businesspeople who are able to create our future. Without well cared ...
—AnneMichigan

Other Options

As a mother and an employee who works for an extreme rural area FQHC I urge the congress to reconsider their choices. We are the first and only FQHC in our area and believe me we will are needed. Per statics we should only make and receive a certain amount ...
—SheilaTexas

I have children and the Country today is saying well I got my education so what if children today are not. How in the world can we as a Country say everyday we are handing our children debt and then take away their education and care. If there is a future ...
—Holly Colorado

Children's programs affect EVERYONE

We are ALL affected by proposed cuts to programs for children, parents, maternal care, family planning, and child and family health care programs. It will not adversely affect the country if I keel over at 73 or even if I am less able to function (unless, ...
—SharonDelaware

I am a new mom of a nine month old little boy and we wanted to try and not use any of the programs offered to us unless we absolutely needed them because I didn't want to take advantage of anything. Well we have had time to adjust and we are having a ...
—MeganCalifornia

I recently retired and I am on Medicare and my company's medical insurance plan. Already, my premium for the supplemental insurance went up this year and will continue to go up for the next few years. In addition, I will be receiving social security ...
—Anne
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