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From left to right, Dominic Owlboy, Paige Carlson and McKenzie Wilson count pancakes while playing with teacher Stefanie Okroi at Head Start in south Fargo on Tuesday.

Our future: ND officials say early childhood programs pay dividends

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FARGO -- Alma Pruneda swears by the educational boost her 5-year-old twins Abby and Hailey are getting at the Head Start center in south Fargo.


The Fargo woman said the pre-kindergarten program has helped her daughters learn their ABC's, started them reading, spurred their creativity and bolstered their social skills.

"I think there's a lot of value in it," Pruneda said.

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