Daycare / by Justin Merriman

(from left to right) Zay Jones, 3, Christa Sims, 2, and Gracen McClain, 2, wait to be picked up from Michele's Children's Academy, Observatory Hill Early Learning Child Development Center in Observatory Hill on Friday afternoon, August 7, 2009. Pre-kindergarten programs for low income children are being informed that the state will stop funding them as of Aug. 15 because of the budget impasse.