Head Start promotes the school readiness of young children from low income families by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development.
To provide quality child development programming for all eligible children using the Head Start/Early Head Start Model that enables families, children and staff to be empowered by creating a caring, safe and healthy environment that encourages learning and wellness.
Early Head Start
Early Head Start (EHS) programs serve infants and toddlers under the age of 3, and pregnant women. EHS programs are designed to nurture healthy attachments between parent and child (and child and caregiver). Services encompass the full range of a family's needs from pregnancy through a child's third birthday.
A child's brain undergoes an amazing period of development from birth to three-producing more than a million neural connections each second.
The development of the brain is influenced by many factors, including a child's relationships, experiences and environment. Learn more about the crucial role you play in building your baby's brain, get your questions answered, and find some fun "brain-building" activities to share with your little one.
Listen to this podcast to listen to Early Head Start families as they share how home visiting has impacted them. The families describe the ways that home visitors work to nurture parent-child relationships. They also talk about how home visitors offer information, support, and connections to community resources. Learn more about the positive difference that home visitors make in the lives of children and their families.
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