Head Start centers are facing a staffing shortage

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Head Start centers offer early education and care to children under five from low-income families. But recent shortages in staffing have lead some Massachusetts centers, including here in Boston, to cut down on the number of children they're able to serve. Reducing the number of available slots means more families are finding themselves on wait lists, which are often already lengthy.

WBUR Education Reporting Fellow Emily Piper-Vallillo joins The Common with more on this teaching shortage and how it is impacting these already strained centers.

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