Services to Pregnant Women
The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey Head Start/Early Head Start Program for Pregnant Women provides comprehensive services to 59 pregnant women in income eligible families through educational prenatal visits twice a month for 90 minutes.
Home visits focus on fetal development, health and nutrition, breastfeeding, labor and delivery, and postpartum care. Pregnant women may also participate in pregnancy groups and parent trainings.
We provide individualized lesson planning, health and nutrition screenings, school readiness support, family goal planning, parent education and referrals and links to Early Intervention, Social Service, and mental health supports.
Partners for a Healthy Baby curriculum is a research-based parenting curriculum developed by a multidisciplinary FSU faculty team with expertise in obstetric medicine, early childhood development, psychology, infant mental health, social work, and early intervention. Using the latest research and clinical guidelines from their respective disciplines, the faculty team compiled evidence-based strategies for home visitors to use when addressing issues facing expectant and new families.
The research-based content in the Partners curriculum addresses a wide range of topics associated with the goals of most home visiting programs including: improved prenatal health; healthy birth outcomes; bonding and attachment; positive parenting; enhanced child health and development; infant mental health; economic self-sufficiency; and family stability. Well-trained home visitors choose topics in the curriculum that align with family needs and their program outcomes.
*Applications are being accepted-Head Start/Early Head Start is a FREE program for income eligible expecting mom, and families with children ages 0-5 years old.
Services to Pregnant Women serves:
- Self Referral
- Prenatal Clinics and Hospitals
- Community Providers
- Local county and State government
- School Personnel
- Homeless Shelters
- Other social service and child care agencies
- Friends, family, community members
- Head Start Staff
We provide comprehensive In-Home Family Support to our families, while connecting them to essential community resources and providing:
- Health Education, medical and dental services
- Interactive family activities
- Behavioral health support
- Nutrition education
- Fatherhood support
- Parent Partnerships
- Job Trainings and Career choices
- Transportation provided
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