Allen County Judge Implements Early Childhood Development Program (NBC33 VIDEO)

By Eric DeFreeuw - NBC33

August 20, 2014 Updated Aug 20, 2014 at 5:40 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (NBC33) - Stopping violence and crime before kids become adults. That's the goal of a new program coming from an Allen County judge.

In order to accomplish that, Judge Daniel Heath feels the mission needs to begin day one.

Judge Heath has been working with a host of local organizations to establish what is likely the nation's first early childhood development program that is directed at parents of infants.

He points the necessity of this program to studies that show that if a child falls behind before starting kindergarten, they may never catch up.

To hear Judge Heath go into further detail about the program, click on the video link.




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