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Head Start programs in Miami Dade County are facing significant cuts that can lead to the loss of Head Start Services to some children and families in Miami Dade County. We need advocates for Early Childhood Education who understand the importance of supporting Head Start programs throughout the county. The Board of County Commissioners will be holding a budget hearing next week (September 19th) to discuss the County’s 2013-2014 budget. There is a possibility that the County will implement Sequestration budget cuts for all Head Start programs. As a result of the sequestration for the 2013-2014 budget year, Head Start programs throughout Miami Dade county is facing a $2.9 million cut in funding.The Mayor’s office originally promised to support the county’s Head Start program by subsidizing the sequestration cuts using funds from the County’s budget. This can only happen if the Board of County Commissioners vote use general funds to subsidize the Head Start Program. We need everyone to advocate for all children in this county.