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Preschools fear future during budget stalemate

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NORMAL, ILL. -- (HOI) -

As the budget stays at a stalemate, more organizations are voicing their distress. 

The Save the Children Action Network is speaking on behalf of preschool programs state-wide.

Thursday night they made a stop in Normal speaking to ISU students about the importance of early learning programs. 

The panel said early education can help a child succeed for the rest of their school career. 

A teacher from the YWCA said she fears having to excuse students and their parents losing their jobs to take care of them.

"Worst case scenario is children that receive the C-CAP program, that are on government subsidies, I unfortunately may have to dismiss them. We're not there yet but that's a possibility in the future if things don't get better," said Melissa Breeden with YWCA.

The panel also discussed how important it is to elect government officials that value young kids as the future.

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