Early Head Start is a center-based program. Infants and toddlers are enrolled in classes of eight with two teachers per classroom. Teachers and support staff provide individualized care and comprehensive learning experiences. Classes meet four days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This is a full-year program.
All Early Head Start Families Receive
- Assistance in identifying personal, child and family goals and help developing a plan to meet them
- Referrals to community resources and services
- Information and support to complete prenatal, postpartum and well child
- Screening and ongoing assessment of their children to track developmental progress
- Transition planning help as their child enters or prepares to leave the Early Head Start Program and as the child enters or leaves other community services
- Opportunities to connect with other families
Services For Expectant Parents Include
- Individualized visits with a Family Educator
- Information related to prenatal development, health, dental health, nutrition, the birth process, breastfeeding, infant care, attachment, and stress management
- Resource and referral information related to health, mental health and family support services.
- Home visits from a registered nurse
Infants, Toddlers, and Their Families Receive
- Two times a month parents, infants, and toddlers spend time at group gatherings/play sessions (socialization)
- Parents receive two home visits and two parent conferences during the school year
- Quality educational services including the use of The Creative Curriculum® for Infants, Toddlers & Twos in all EHS classrooms
2017-2018 School Year
|Hours||8:00 a.m-3:30 p.m. (M-TH)|
|Last Day of School||8/24/18|
|No. of Teaching Days||188|
|No. of Socializations||24|
|No. of Home Visits||2|
|No. of Parent Conf.||2|
Applications are accepted for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers birth to 36 months.
Download or print the Early Head Start application here.
The Office of Head Start, within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), administers the Head Start and Early Head Start programs . To find out more, visit the Office of Head Start.