LEWISTON — Androscoggin Head Start and Child Care announces the hiring of registered nurse Janice Hatch as health and nutrition manager.

Hatch was hired to replace retiring longtime manager Dorothy Crowley Noel.

As a member of Androscoggin Head Start and Child Care’s management team, Hatch’s responsibilities include ensuring federal regulations are met throughout the agency, and for the management of the health, food service and nutrition departments.

Hatch holds a bachelor of science in nursing degree from the University of Southern Maine. She has been a certified Maine state school nurse since 2004. She was previously employed for eight years by SAD 61 as head nurse for the elementary schools in Naples, Bridgton and Sebago, and worked as a staff nurse for Naples Family Practice for three years. Hatch has also volunteered at Camp Sunshine as a diabetic nurse, and worked as a camp nurse for Acadia Camp for Girls in Casco.

She has been a member of the Maine Association of Search and Rescue since 2002 and is currently president of the Maine Mounted Search and Rescue Unit. She is a member and current vice president elect of the Maine Association of School Nurses, and serves as the treasurer for the Pulpit Rock Trails Club in Waterford. She enjoys traveling, trail riding and camping with her horse, family and friends throughout the United States. She lives in Harrison with her husband and has two grown children.

Androscoggin Head Start and Child Care has provided early care and educational services to pregnant women, families and children for more than 44 years. Program options include Full Day Head Start prekindergarten and child care, Half Day Head Start prekindergarten, Home Based, Family Child Care, Infant and Toddler Early Head Start, and the Child and Adult Care Food Program. Services through these programs are provided annually to more than 400 children and families throughout Androscoggin County.

Applications for all programs are accepted at any time. Call (207) 795-4040, ext. 325 for more information, or visit the website at: www.androscogginheadstart.org.

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