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June 9, 2003

Albany--Governor Sonny Perdue met with the Deputy Health and Human Services Secretary Monday, to discuss strengthening Headstart, a federal preschool program.

Headstart of Albany serves 713 three to 5 year old children and their families, as well as 60 infants and expectant mothers.

The Governor and the Secretary are discussing the reauthorization of Headstart. The program could be re-written, allowing more state direction in providing low income children the skills they need.

Xzandria Morrow, the Family and Community Partnerships Manager for Headstart of Albany said "To insure that the children from low income families, are able to grow and develop along with their peers who are from more advantage backgrounds. We provide an educational curriculum which is individualized for all children. It includes activities which promote their social and emotional well being. "

Ten percent of the children served by Headstart of Albany have special needs, either physically or mentally challenged.

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