Child Start en Sequester Cuts 440 Fewer Kids In State Head Start Programs, 74 Fewer Spots In Wichita <p>The Kansas Head Start Association says 440 fewer children will be able to participate in its programs because of sequester cuts.</p><p>Before the federal budget cuts took effect earlier this year, <a href="">Kansas Head Start programs</a> had more than 9,000 slots for children from low-income families. The sequester this year reduced Head Start's budget by over 5 percent.</p><p>Head Start is designed to combat poverty by offering preschool education, improving early-childhood nutrition and well-being, and encouraging parent involvement.</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 18:43:34 +0000 Kate Clause & Associated Press 22673 at