Early Head Start is a child development program that seeks to enhance the development of infants and toddlers by establishing strong partnerships with parents and the community.
Early Head Start
Designed for children 0-35 months (has not turned 3 years of age by September 1st of the current enrollment year) you may qualify for our home-based or Center-based Early Head Start programs. There are also options for working families that need full-day childcare.
Additionally, our Early Head Start program features a Prenatal Program that consists of home visits during your pregnancy to provide education and support.
The Head Start Program focuses on early childhood development and serves low-income families with young children (age 3-5). Families participate in home visits, family center activities, center-based child care, and referral to other community resources
Provides tutoring and guidance to meet the education goals of the community.
Early Head Start/Head Start
Early Head Start is a federally funded community-based program for low income pregnant women and families with infants and toddlers aged 0 to 3 years.
EWU Early Head Start
WHAT IS EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY EARLY HEAD START?
Serves a minimum of 116 low-income pregnant women, infants and toddlers through a home-based program option in Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille counties (the Tri-Counties of Northeast Washington).
EPIC Early Head Start is a year round program for pregnant women, families and children from birth to age three. EPIC Early Head Start home visitors work with parents and children in several areas: immunizations and well-child exams; meeting typical developmental milestones; parenting skills; and mental wellness. Families receive a weekly comprehensive home visit and participate in twice a month group socialization times at the nearest Head Start Early Learning Center. If income eligible, the children may transition to regular Head Start at age three. EPIC Early Head Start services are offered in our 16th Avenue, Yakima/Union Gap and Tieton Early Learning Centers.
Early Head Start is dedicated to protecting and strengthening the bonds between parents and children. During their first three years of life, a child's brain is developing the pathways (connections between brain cells) which will imprint the way they learn, move, and interact socially for the rest of their lives. How parents interact with their children in those first three years can have lasting effects on the child's development.
In 1995, the Early Head Start program was established to serve children from birth to three years of age in recognition of the mounting evidence that the earliest years matter a great deal to children's growth and development.
Early Head Start (EHS)
a federally funded, community-based program for low-income families with infants, toddlers and pregnant women designed to promote healthy prenatal outcomes and healthy families, and enhance the development of young children.
Head Start is a comprehensive program that provides children and families with information and access to education, health, mental, nutrition, family goal setting, prenatal education and resources. Children are provided with developmental screenings in the areas of education, sensory, vision, hearing and disabilities. Children with a suspected or diagnosed developmental delay are referred to the Port Angeles School District for further evaluation or services. They receive initial dental services, and parents/caregivers are offered services in child development, health education, advocacy, and, through a cooperative agreement with Peninsula College, each parent attending (Family Nights) can sign up for two credits per quarter that can be used as electives for those pursuing degrees.
Early Head Start: Support for the whole familyOur Early Head Start Program serves low-income families with children from birth to age 3 (as well as expectant parents) who live in or near any of Seattle Housing Authority's family communities. Early Head Start is staffed by well-trained professionals who provide support and encouragement through weekly home visits. Home-based activities include parenting education and the sharing of child development information, emphasizing activities and strategies that can be replicated by the families themselves. Family support services as well as mental wellness and support for children with disabilities are important program components. Families are also offered group socialization opportunities twice a month.
Early Head Start
Early Head Start (EHS) is a comprehensive federally funded preschool program serving children birth to three, pregnant women and families.
The program serves low income families, children in foster care, teen parents and women incarcerated at the Washington Corrections Center for Women and includes many free services.
Early Head Start is a prenatal to three-year-old program focusing on relationship development between parent and child.
Snohomish County Head Start and Early Head Start is a free, federally funded program that provides comprehensive child development, early learning and parent support services to low-income families with children from birth to five years old.
Head Start/ECEAP/Early Head Start serves nearly 1,600 children at over 30 sites in and around Spokane. Head Start programs and services vary by age. For example:
Free partial day for children ages 3 through prekindergarten
Free partial day for children ages 6 weeks to 3 years
Full day* for children ages 3 through prekindergarten
Full day* for children ages 6 weeks to 3 years
(Children with disabilities, Suquamish Tribal Members, Native American children and low income families are encouraged to apply.)
Early Head Start Home Based (pre-natal - three years old)Provides services to pregnant women and children ages birth to three. Services include:â€¢ Weekly home visits for families with our Early Childhood Specialists.â€¢ Partner with parents to offer a child development curriculum, support and referrals for social and health related services.â€¢ A comprehensive program supporting the healthy growth and development of families.â€¢ Family nights and social gatherings to strengthen the relationships between parents and children within our community
The Early Head Start Program became a new Head Start initiative to serve pregnant women and low-income families with infants and toddlers in 1995. The program ended its demonstration effort on September 2001. Today the Early Head Start program is funded directly from the DHHS Region X Head Start Office. Services are provided through a home-base model to 75 children 0-3 years of age and pregnant women in the communities of Grandview, Mabton, Sunnyside, Granger and Toppenish. Early Head Start is a child development program consisting of comprehensive two-generation services that may begin before the child is born and focus on enhancing the child's development and supporting the family as primary educators of their children during the critical first three years of the child's life. Early Head Start has been designed to produce outcomes in the following domains:
Early Head Start is a federally funded program, locally designed and implemented, providing quality prenatal and early childhood development services to low income children and their families. The program is comprehensive and involves the family in the total development of the child.