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Earlean Hicks, far left, a parent educator with the Children’s Society of Washington, visits  with Anna Powell, center, and her children at  home in Kent. The program works with families with young children to support healthy development and school readiness.  Powell’s baby, King Graham, 5 months, and Heaven Powell, 4, are in front. Melvin Powell, 5, is behind.
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Earlean Hicks, far left, a parent educator with the Children’s Society of Washington, visits with Anna Powell, center, and her children at home in Kent. The program works with families with young children to support healthy development and school readiness. Powell’s baby, King Graham, 5 months, and Heaven Powell, 4, are in front. Melvin Powell, 5, is behind.

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