Preschoolers get a Head Start at reading

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DOTHAN, AL. (WTVY) - 15 volunteers read to three and four year olds at Dothan's Head Start Preschool Wednesday morning.

They're part of the "Reading is Fundamental" program sponsored by the Dothan Kiwanis Club.
The statewide program has provided more than a million books to at-risk children in Alabama since 1991.
The Dothan Kiwanis Club is helping five schools in Houston County by giving each child three books to keep.

"Reading is what children need to be involved in during the preschool years because then they'll be able to have the skills for reading by the time they get to third grade," said Head Start Preschool Principal Yolanda Vincent.

Head Start receives nearly 1,200 books from the Kiwanis Club every year.
Wednesday's volunteers came from Dothan High School's Key Club.