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Regina Schmitz, a coordinator with the United Way of West Central Minnesota's Success by 6 program, works Friday with Mariah Gutierrez, 2, from left, Daisy Lopez, 4, and Jose Antonio, 5, while visiting the children's day care provider. Schmitz is part of a program designed to prepare kindergarten-age children in Kandiyohi County to enter school prepared. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Growmobile seeing results

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It's seven months since Regina Schmitz first went on the road with the Growmobile, bringing preschool learning to day-care children in Kandiyohi County.

"Now that we're nearing the end of the year, I can see progress," said Schmitz, coordinator of the United Way of West Central Minnesota's Success by 6 program. "They're able to sit still for a story. That's been very evident to me. They know their alphabet. They know their colors."

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at http://healthbeat.areavoices.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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