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Community Action board members read to Head Start students

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[May 04, 2011]  Community Action board members visited Head Start classrooms as part of National Volunteer Month in April. Verdeen Ingram visited Community Action Head Start in Lincoln, where she spent time with the students and read them a story.

"We are thrilled that our board members are able to take time to visit our Head Start classrooms," said Ashley Doyle, community relations director. "Not only do they get to experience our classrooms firsthand, but the students really enjoy spending time with them."

Community Action Head Start is a federally funded preschool program that serves income-eligible families as well as children ages 3-5 who have disabilities. Head Start is designed to provide a variety of opportunities that help a child develop socially, intellectually, physically and emotionally in an age-appropriate manner.

Community Action Head Start provides center-based preschool services in Logan County. The program includes a nutritionally balanced meal program, medical and dental examinations, as well as screenings for hearing, vision and speech. In addition to the services received by the child, the staff assists parents in their efforts to improve the quality of life for themselves and their children.

Community Action is a private, nonprofit organization that serves low-income families and seniors in a six-county area with a variety of services. For more information, visit

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

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