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Community Action Head Start checking car seats for safety

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[April 04, 2009]  Community Action Head Start of Logan County will have a car seat safety check on April 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2018 N. Kickapoo in Lincoln.

HardwareCathy McIntosh, a family partnership specialist with Community Action Head Start, is a certified child passenger safety technician through Safe Kids Worldwide, and she will be available to inspect and secure a variety of child safety seats.

Community Action Head Start will also host preschool registration from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on April 18 at the Head Start classroom -- the same location as the car seat safety checks.

Head Start is a preschool program that provides comprehensive services, nutritious meals and snacks, screenings, and dual enrollment with the school district for children between ages 3 and 5. Head Start is offered to eligible families at no cost.

Families interested in enrolling their child in the Head Start program are encouraged to register at the Head Start registration day -- space is limited. For consideration, families should bring proof of 2008 income, a copy of the child's birth certificate or medical card, and proof of any child support, Social Security, TANF and cash assistance the family receives.

"Head Start offers a variety of quality services for children," said Alison Sherren, family and community services manager. "We are pleased to not only be able to provide preschool to eligible families, but additional services, including the car seat safety checks."

Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois serves the low-income and senior populations of central Illinois through a variety of programs. The Community Action Head Start program has classrooms throughout six counties in central Illinois: DeWitt, Fulton, Logan, Mason, Menard and Piatt. For more information, call 217-732-2159, ext. 250, or visit

[Text from file received from Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois]

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