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 7:45 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

2019-2020 School Year

Hours 7:45 a.m-3:30 p.m. (M-TH)
Start Date 9/03/19
Last Day of School 8/06/20
No. of Teaching Hours 1380
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.

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.