Press release from CANI:
CANI to provide early Head Start services
CANI (Community Action of Northeast Indiana) has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide Early Head Start services to families in Allen and Noble counties.
The Early Head Start program was established in 1995 for children from birth to three years of age and pregnant women in recognition of scientific evidence that a child’s earliest years are extremely important to healthy development.
Locally, the funding allows for 72 slots, which can include pregnant women and children infants to age three. Additionally, the program will employ a manager, six home visitors and two administrative staff. The program is slated to begin serving families June 1. The funding is part of $2.1 million made available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.
CANI helps communities, families, and individuals remove the causes and conditions of poverty. For more information about CANI and the services provided, see www.canihelp.org.