Early Head Start Program
Early Head Start is a home-based program designed to support children ages 6 weeks through 3 years old and their parents / guardians within their home setting . Services are provided by a trained Home Visitor/ Teacher who conducts an hour-and-a-half weekly visit with each family. Visits include instructional and parenting strategies that support families as learners and family well-being.
The program utilizes the "Parents as Teachers" (PAT curriculum), which is nationally recognized as an evidence-based home visiting model. Families are offered the opportunity to attend two group socializations each month to engange with other families in the Early Head Start program.
You are eligible for Early Head Start:
- If your child is 6 weeks to 3 years of age
- If your family income is within the federal income guidelines
For more information and to determine your eligibility, visit the Department of Health & Human Services website.