Early Head Start
The Early Head Start promotes healthy prenatal care and positive birth outcomes for pregnant women, enhances the development of children birth to three years by fostering healthy parent-child relationships, and helps support family well-being. EHS services are provided in participants' homes through weekly home visits with additional opportunities to participate in bi-monthly socializations.
About Home-Based Programs
Home Based Programs (HB) deliver the full range of Head Start/Early Head Start services through visits with children and parents, primarily in the child's home and through group socialization opportunities in a classroom, other facility or community-based option. Both programs promote the parent's role as the first and most influential teacher for their child and help parents provide high-quality learning experiences that support growth and development for later success in school and life.
Family partnerships in the home base are vital to the success of the program. For many families, their involvement with this program is among their first experiences in an Early Childhood Program and the community at large. Working closely with home visitors provides families with a comprehensive approach to building a strong family structure with healthy and successful children. It helps families learn more about the community in which they live and how to access the many resources that are available to families with young children.