LEWISTON – Androscoggin Head Start and Child Care has announced the appointment of new Policy Council Executive Committee members.

The Policy Council is a formal governing body made up of parents, past parents and community representatives. Through monthly meetings, the council empowers its members to have a direct voice in program policy. The council gives Head Start parents the opportunity to make decisions that affect their children’s growth and development.

New Executive Committee members are: Chairwoman, Trinette Ward, Lisbon; vice chairwoman, Christine O’Donnell, Poland; treasurer, Lynn Bulmer, Auburn; and secretary, Candice Northrup, Auburn.

If interested in becoming a member of Androscoggin Head Start and Child Care’s Policy Council, call 795-4040. Volunteers are always needed.

Androscoggin Head Start and Child Care has provided child development services to pregnant women, families and children, newborn to age 5, for more than 41 years. Program options include full-day, half-day, home-based, family child care and infant and toddler early Head Start.

Services are provided annually to more than 400 children and families throughout Androscoggin County. Centers are located in Lewiston, Auburn, Lisbon Falls, Livermore Falls, Mechanic Falls and Turner.

Applications for all Head Start programs are accepted at any time. Most Head Start programs are free to eligible children. Full-day child care services are available on a sliding fee scale for parents who are working, continuing their education or participating in job training.

Call 795-4040 for more information or visit www.androkids.com. Androscoggin Head Start and Child Care is a United Way funded and Lewiston and Auburn Community Development Block Grant supported agency.

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