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Early Head Start

Early Head Start Page lead PhotoEarly Head Start serves children age birth to 3 years, as well as pregnant mothers and their families. We are a year round program. We promote nurturing parent/child relationships and a healthy start in life. Caring and qualified staff support parents as they help their young children grow and develop and provide resources and support to families. We offer several program service options to meet families’ needs. We welcome all infants and toddlers including those with special needs.

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Here are a number of service offers provided by Early Head Start.


PARENT/CHILD Option
Medford and Grants Pass  (Pregnant – 3 Years)

ParentChild OptionThis program provides two parent/child groups per week and two home visits per month. Parents attend home visits and parent/child groups with their child. Groups include other parents and their children in a safe, exciting indoor and outdoor classroom environment designed to promote early learning, exploration and fun. Meals are provided. Home visits include parent/child activities to promote learning, parenting education, support, and resources.

  • 2 Parent/Child Groups weekly (3 hours)
  • 2 Home Visits per month (1.5 hours)

 


 

TODDLER Option
Medford, Grants Pass & the Illinois Valley  (Ages 18 Months – 3 Years) 

Toddler Option (2)This program provides two toddler groups per week and two home visits per month. Groups of 8 toddlers participate in safe, exciting indoor and outdoor classroom environment led by two teachers and designed to promote first friendships, early learning, exploration and fun. Meals are provided. Parents are encouraged to volunteer in class to support their child’s learning and development… Parents must attend home visits with their child. Home visits include parent/child activities to promote learning, parenting education, support, and resources.

  • 2 Toddler groups weekly (3.5 hours)
  • 2 Home Visits per month (1.5 hours)

 


PART-DAY Option
Medford, Cave Junction & Grants Pass (Ages 2 Months – 3 Years) 

EHS Infant Massage ClassThis program provides morning or afternoon child care (4 hours per day 4 days per week) while parents are working or attending school. Groups of 8 children participate in a safe, exciting indoor and outdoor classroom environment led by two teachers and designed to promote first friendships, early learning, relationships, exploration and fun. Meals are provided. Monthly home visits include parent/child activities to promote learning, parenting education, support, and resources. Parents must attend home visits with their child.

  • 4 days per week (Tuesday – Friday) (4 hours) (1 AM class/1 PM class)
  • 1 Home Visit per month (1.5 hours)


HOME-BASED Option
Central Point, Medford, Phoenix, Talent & Illinois Valley  (Pregnant – 3 Years)

Home-Based OptionThis program provides weekly home visits), and two 2.5 hour parent/child groups per month. Parents must be present for home visits and parent/child groups. Groups include other parents and their children in a safe, exciting classroom environment designed to promote early learning, exploration and fun. Meals are provided. Home visits include parent/child activities to promote learning, parenting education, support, and resources.

  • 1 Home Visit weekly (1.5 hours)
  • 2 Groups per month (2.5 hours)


 

Age/Eligibility: Pregnant women and infants and toddlers age birth to three years.

Income Criteria: Families income must fall at or below the current Federal Poverty Guidelines.