Head Start taking a big hit from sequester

Many of the funding cuts triggered by the federal sequester have been out of sight, out of mind. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t having significant impacts, including on Kansas families. For example, Head Start programs will serve at least 440 fewer Kansas children this year and shed dozens of jobs as a result of the sequester, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported. And because a single spot often serves more than one child per year, the total number of kids impacted will likely be more than 550, the National Head Start Association estimates. Nationally, the association estimates that more than 57,200 fewer children will be part of the program. The sequester matters to these kids and their families.