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Taylorville Kiwanis Hear About Local Head Start Program at Weekly Meeting

The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard about how the local Head Start program is helping children and their families, at the club’s weekly meeting on Tuesday at the Taylorville Moose Lodge.


Macci Lustig from the Effingham office of CEFS, which administers the Head Start program in several counties including Christian, highlighted how the program is helping some 17 families that have pre-Head Start children as well as 36 children in the Head Start program at Taylorville; and 20 families in the early program and 19 children in the Head Start program at Pana.


Lustig told Kiwanis members that the Head Start program focuses on education as well as a child’s well-being, including hearing and vision screenings, dental care, and healthy meals.  



Learning is done both in-class and on field trips.  She added that 80-percent of the program’s funding comes from the Federal Government with the rest made up by local donations.


The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time.  Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at noon at the Taylorville Moose Lodge.  For information on the club, go to taylorvillekiwanis.com.  

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