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Programs aim to boost preschool educations for low-income children
Programs aim to boost preschool educations for low-income children

In the isolated desert town of Lake Los Angeles, Maria Olegine visits one home after another, bringing life-changing information to mothers and their young children. In one home last month, she greeted 11-month-old Angie Rios with wide smiles and high fives. "Helloooo Angie! Cinco, five!" She gave Angie a fabric house, a toy horse and bright stackable plastic donuts, keeping up a running patter of vocabulary and complete sentences. "This is a little house. Tengo un caballo. I have a little horsey!" Angie's mother, Maria Delfina Zuniga, said Olegine's lessons on how to develop her child's vocabulary and motor skills through daily reading and play...

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