LEWISTON – Androscoggin Head Start and Child Care, currently accepting applications for new children, will host a spring open house from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25. All locations in Androscoggin County will be open to the public.

Visitors to any one of the 13 centers will be able to meet the staff, register for door prizes and find out how to join the Head Start family.

Open Houses will be held in Lewiston at Coburn Center, 269 Bates St., 795-4040; B Street Center, 57 Birch St., 795-4038; Multi-Purpose Center, 145 Birch St., 795-6075; Hillview Center, 77 Rideout Ave., 795-4045; Early Head Start, 241 Bartlett St., 795-6071; and Home Based, 31 River St., 795-4048.

In Auburn, locations include Family Development Center, 109 Valerie Circle, 795-4011; Washburn Center, Lake Auburn Avenue, 783-2174; and Walton Center, 92 Mary Carroll St., 795-6029.

Centers are also located in Lisbon at 18 School St., 353-5998; Livermore Falls, 9 Cedar St., 897-9400; Mechanic Falls Tri-Town Center, 90 Lewiston St., 345-8911; and in Turner at Turner Primary School, 225-5605.

Androscoggin Head Start and Child Care, a United Way funded and Lewiston and Auburn CDBG supported agency, has provided child development services to families of preschool children for more than 39 years.

Program options include full day, half day, home based, home start, family childcare and infant and toddler early Head Start. Services through these programs are provided to more than 400 children and families throughout Androscoggin County.

All Head Start programs are free to eligible children. Full-day childcare services are available on a sliding fee scale for parents who are working, continuing their education or participating in job training. Applications are accepted at any time. Call 795-4040, ext. 25, for more information or to set up an appointment to meet with an enrollment coordinator. The Web site is www.AndroKids.com.

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