Losing Ground: Childcare and early childhood education

Ivette Hernandez kisses her daughter Camila, 5, goodbye as she drops Camila off at Manzo Elementary School as part of a Jump Start program. Ivette tried to get Camila into preschools that serve low-income families this last school year but was denied time after time for various reasons including not living within a school's attendance zone, the program being full and also because she does not receive government child care assistance. Ivette ended up participating in HIPPY, Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters, in which Ivette received school work to do with Camila at home since January.

August 10, 2013 7:03 pm  • 

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