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Region leaders' retreat helps frame top 10 priorities

Region leaders' retreat helps frame top 10 priorities

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.

October 13, 2013 12:00 am

Hebron budget reflects slight increase, fund shift

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.

September 17, 2013 9:00 pm

Hammond Head Start alumni succeeding in college

HAMMOND | Barbara Gustin, director of Hammond Head Start, is holding open registration for children 3 to 5 for the 2013-14 school year.

April 26, 2013 12:00 am
Local Head Start officials developing sequester plan

Local Head Start officials developing sequester plan

Young children play and learn at the Geminus Head Start St. Mark's site in Gary.

March 13, 2013 3:14 pm
Local Head Start officials developing sequester plan

Local Head Start officials developing sequester plan

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.

March 13, 2013 3:14 pm
Local Head Start officials developing sequester plan

Local Head Start officials developing sequester plan

James Hopkins, 4, plays with blocks at the Geminus Head Start St. Mark's site in Gary.

March 13, 2013 3:14 pm
Local Head Start officials developing sequester plan

Local Head Start officials developing sequester plan

MERRILLVILLE | Federal budget cuts already are being felt by some of Indiana's youngest residents.

March 13, 2013 12:37 pm Photos

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January 28, 2013 12:00 am

Griffith School Board introduces new programs to help young children

GRIFFITH | The School Board on Thursday approved two new programs designed to help young children.

December 20, 2012 6:30 pm
Calumet gridders rehab Head Start playground

Calumet gridders rehab Head Start playground

GARY | Lake Ridge School Corp.'s Head Start program services 68 students from the Calumet Township community.

October 10, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Gregg seeks prekindergarten classes, child care tax credit

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.

July 19, 2012 11:30 am
Geminus Corporation honors top employees and manager

Geminus Corporation honors top employees and manager

HOBART | Geminus Corporation held its 20th annual service awards luncheon recently at Avalon Manor.

June 03, 2012 12:00 am
Knit one, pearl two, donate three

Knit one, pearl two, donate three

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.

January 04, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Giving thanks for Head Start's window of opportunity

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.

December 03, 2011 12:00 am
Hands in for Head Start

Hands in for Head Start

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.

June 10, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Volunteers present anti-bullying program to South Haven kids

Volunteers present anti-bullying program to South Haven kids

SOUTH HAVEN | Portage Township Schools home school advisers used a bit of song, some reading and puppets Wednesday to get across an important message.

April 14, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Head Start preschoolers go for the gold

Head Start preschoolers go for the gold

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.

April 07, 2011 12:00 am
Head Start preschoolers go for the gold

Head Start preschoolers go for the gold

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.

April 07, 2011 12:00 am
Head Start preschoolers go for the gold

Head Start preschoolers go for the gold

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.

April 07, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Youngsters have adventures with dad

Youngsters have adventures with dad

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.

March 23, 2011 12:00 am
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