House-approved budget means cuts to Head Start program

The budget approved by the House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. could mean major child care cuts for New York.

The approved budget would cut 10,000 children and 3,000 employees from the Head Start program in New York.

Head Start Director Denise Gillman says the program is already operating on a tight budget.

Rep. Nita Lowey (D-18th District) is vowing to fight against the cuts that could impact thousands of children in Westchester and Hudson Valley.

In order for the cuts to take effect, the budget still has to be approved by the Senate before March 18.

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