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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


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 Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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