Indiana's Head Start classrooms will remain open in the short term but some may close if the shutdown stretches into November.
Automatic federal spending cuts have begun to hit Indiana’s Head Start programs, leading to reductions in staff, transportation services and student slots.
Monroe County Head Start says it will cut 12 Head Start slots for children ages three to five and lay off 15 employees.
Superintendents and leaders of Head Start programs will have to cut their budgets if the country goes over the fiscal cliff.
The Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County helped local schools create pre-kindergarten classes.
The deficiency notices stem from three incidents where children were left unattended.
Representative Todd Young says politicians need to keep supporting the Head Start program in Indiana.