CANI hopes to fill Head Start openings

COLUMBIA CITY — CANI (Community Action of Northeast Indiana) Head Start is looking to fill open spots in its nonprofit, social service agency. Head Start is a free, comprehensive preschool program for low-income, three-to five year old children and works to provide quality education in order to prepare children for kindergarten. Michelle Woodard is a family advocate for CANI and a mom who recognizes the importance of early learning.“The preschool will have several openings in the fall, and perhaps even in spring, which we would like to fill,” Woodard said.The CANI program is free for people living in the federal poverty guidelines. Woodard said there are also openings for Early Head Start which is similar to Head Start but for women who are pregnant up to age three.A secondary goal of the program is to make sure that health and developmental concerns are identified and families are linked to sources of accessible health care. All children receive vision, hearing, dental, health, mental health and developmental screenings. To read the rest of this story, see the June 26 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.