OUR PROGRAMS

EARLY HEAD START

Early Head Start is a year round program serving children age birth to 3 years, as well as pregnant mothers and their families.

We believe that promoting and nurturing a healthy parent/child relationship leads to a great start in life. Caring and qualified staff provide center-based care and home visits and support parents as they help their young children grow and develop.

Head Start provides healthy meals and snacks, health and dental screenings and the opportunity to enjoy playing and learning in a safe, educational setting. We also meet the special needs of children who experience disabilities and support English language learners.

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OUR PROGRAMS

FULL DAY CHILD CARE PROGRAM

This program provides childcare while parents are working or attending school. Infants and toddlers are cared for in safe, engaging classroom learning environments with outdoor play areas. Staff develop nurturing relationships with children and support them as they grow. Early Head Start promotes friendships, early learning, exploration and fun. Meals and snacks are provided. Parents are encouraged to volunteer in class whenever they can to support their child’s education. Families receive home visits to support their role as a parent, engage in fun activities with their child and receive resources.

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TODDLER PROGRAM

Toddlers age 24 months – 3 years attend two toddler groups per week at the center and two home visits per month. Groups of toddlers participate in safe, exciting classroom learning environments with outdoor play areas. Staff develop nurturing relationships with children and support them as they grow. Home visits provide the opportunity for parents to engage in fun educational activities with their child, learn about their role as a parent and receive information and resources.

HOME BASED PROGRAM

Early learning begins at home with nurturing parent child relationships! Home visits provide the opportunity for parents to receive support in their role as a parent, engage in fun learning activities with their child, discover the world of infant toddler development and receive information and resources. Families also have the opportunity to attend play groups with their child at the center. Play groups offer fun activities, the opportunity to make friends with other families and a nutritious meal. Parents must be present for home visits and play groups.

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GET INVOLVED!

Kristal

“In the future I want to work for EHS because I want to be able to touch someone’s life the way they have touched mine.”

- Kristal, Parent

Jewel

“I think it’s sad in this country that we put such emphasis on education but we aren’t funding it the way we need to for everybody to get a good education. I wish they had Head Start available for everyone.”

- Jewel, Parent

Annalise

“I really have appreciated the extra help that Early Head Start has provided to our family.”

- Annalise, Early Head Start parent

Vegi

“It’s helped improve his language skills and his sharing skills. Head Start is a great program.”

- Vegi, Early Head Start parent

Leberly

“So many wonderful people at EHS have helped my children learn to trust other people.”

- Bob, Early Head Start Parent
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