MEDFORD - Children on Long Island could feel the effects from the across-the-board budget cuts expected to take place in Washington.

House Speaker John Boehner today said it is time for the Senate to pass a bill to avoid the cuts that are set to take place beginning tomorrow.

Long Island Head Start in Medford is concerned that families could be cut from the program due to the cuts. 

Daphne Gill says the program serves about 1,675 children across Suffolk County. The program receives about $16 million in federal grants and also receives some state funding.