Young children play and learn at the Geminus Head Start St. Mark's Site in Gary. "Advocate and fund early education" was atop the One Region list of priorities, with 25 percent of participants in a recent summit voting for it.
HEBRON | The town's 2014 budget was introduced at Tuesday's council meeting estimating an additional $30,000 in income for the general fund levy, but that wasn't the biggest change from this year.
HAMMOND | Barbara Gustin, director of Hammond Head Start, is holding open registration for children 3 to 5 for the 2013-14 school year.
Young children play and learn at the Geminus Head Start St. Mark's site in Gary.
Head Start teacher Huberta Lewis helps Madeliene Yancy, 4, Jordyn Anderson, 4, and Makayla Walker, 5, build a city at the Geminus Head Start St. Mark's site in Gary.
James Hopkins, 4, plays with blocks at the Geminus Head Start St. Mark's site in Gary.
MERRILLVILLE | Federal budget cuts already are being felt by some of Indiana's youngest residents.
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GRIFFITH | The School Board on Thursday approved two new programs designed to help young children.
GARY | Lake Ridge School Corp.'s Head Start program services 68 students from the Calumet Township community.
INDIANAPOLIS | Democrat John Gregg on Thursday pledged to launch a state-funded prekindergarten program and provide Indiana parents a child care tax credit, if he's elected governor.
HOBART | Geminus Corporation held its 20th annual service awards luncheon recently at Avalon Manor.
MERRILLVILLE | Head Start youngsters will be warmer this winter thanks to the efforts of Geminus Corp. employees who gave up their lunch hours and off time to knit and crochet dozens of hats, scarves, mittens and booties for the young children.
Today, at least one in six Americans is living in poverty, including more than 25 percent of children under age 6. Right here in Northwest Indiana a great number of our families and children are living below the poverty line.
MERRILLVILLE | The recent federal budget bill passed by the U.S. Congress includes an increase of $340 million for Head Start over the fiscal year 2010 funding level, which means all children currently in Head Start will be able to remain enrolled.
SOUTH HAVEN | Portage Township Schools home school advisers used a bit of song, some reading and puppets Wednesday to get across an important message.
Preschooler Makinna Cain participates in the obstacle course with her mother Alicia Cain during the Family Olympics last month at Lake Ridge Head Start in Calumet Township.
Receiving their medals for participating in the Lake Ridge Head Start Family Olympics are, from left, Rebeca Acosta, JuanDiego Esparza, Allycia Repko, Julio Armas and Madison Denny. All are of Calumet Township.
CALUMET TWP. | Lake Ridge Head Start preschoolers got an Olympic-sized introduction to fun and games, fair play for all at a recent Family Olympics sponsored by the Dads Club.
Krista and James Ward, of Calumet Township, paint the "car" they built to enjoy the drive-in movie night sponsored by Lake Ridge Head Start.
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