BRUNSWICK (WGME) -- Sequestration cuts continue to take a hit this time affecting a popular childcare program for preschoolers.
The Head Start Midcoast Center provides free childcare and other family services for more than 200 families in Maine.
They receive 2.5 million dollars in annual federal funding for Lincoln, Sagadahoc and Northern Cumberland Counties. But this year, their budget is being cut by 129-thousand-dollars because of sequestration.
That means the popular school program for children ages three to five -- will be forced to end services a week earlier than planned.
For staff, the cuts will mean an early, unpaid summer vacation, for families it means they'll have to look for other affordable programs to get them through the year.