Early Head Start Home Based Program
What is the Early Head Start Home Based Program?
The Early Head Start Home Based Program is a comprehensive program designed to meet the needs of low income families of children from birth to age three and pregnant women. Early Head Start is aimed at enhancing the development of infant and toddlers while strengthening families.
- To enhance the development of infant and toddlers towards achieving school readiness
- To Promote healthy prenatal outcomes for pregnant women
- To promote parents role as the child’s first teacher
- To help parents achieve self sufficiency
The Early Head Start Home Based Program enhances children’s social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development, assists pregnant women prenatal and post care, supports parents efforts to fulfill their parental roles, and assists parents in moving toward self-sufficiency. Our program services include fathers and primary caregivers.
- Children birth to age 3 years old
- Expectant Mothers
- Foster Children
- Homeless Families
- Children with Disabilities
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- Social - To help children feel comfortable learning in their own home environment and how to make friends, and be a part of a social group.
- Emotional - To help parents and newborns form healthy attachments. To help children experience pride and self- confidence, develop independence and self-control, and have a positive attitude toward life.
- Cognitive - To help children become confident learners by letting them try out their own ideas and experience success, and by helping them acquire learning skills such as the ability to solve problems, ask questions, and use words to describe their ideas, observations, and feelings.
- Physical - To help children increase their large and small muscle skills and feel confident about what their bodies can do with planned activities by Home Visitors or during socialization sessions.
- Health Education, medical and dental services
- Interactive family activities
- Behavioral health support
- Nutrition education
- Fatherhood support
- Monthly socialization activities
- Job Trainings and Career choices
- Transportation provided
- Self Referral
- Prenatal Clinics and Hospitals
- Community Providers
- Local county and State government
- School Personnel
- Homeless Shelters
- Other social service and child care agencies
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- “Consistency and dedication”Naturi is 2 years and 10 months old. Her mother and I have been working together in home base learning since July 2019. We have worked on areas such as fine motor, cognitive, literacy and mathematics to name a few area. When I begin working with Naturi she had not begun to work on classification skills and struggled to grasp the concept of things that are the same and things that are different. She also had trouble identifying her name and letters that made up her name. Each week for the first ten minutes of home visit, in addition to our weekly lesson plan, she and I reviewed letters contained in her name and a activity made of four fruits in six different colors. With the fruit we first learned to place all fruit that looked the same in one area regardless of color and gradually we learned to group them by shape and color. In learning to identify her name we learned a letter per month until she was able to identify each letter in her name and eventually able to identify her entire name when she sees it. Naturi is a bright and enthusiastic child who has always had the capacity to learn and now she is able to be confident in her own ability. Showing that consistency and dedication motivates learning.
- Alaniz is a sweet 2 years 4 months old girl participant of the Early HeadStart Program since she was 9 months old. As you see in the video Alaniz and her mom, Barbara, have a wonderful bond. During our conversations I always encourage mom to take the time to play with Alaniz and I also praise mom for her efforts. Mom learned how to create a daily routine and a fun environment of learning where Alaniz have fun, learn and feel free to be herself. - Video
- Home Visitor recommended and talked about the importance for the mother of teaching children to read and love books, Home Visitor spoke with Mom on the phone, gave her various ideas, and sent her some resources for Mom to have at home. Home Visitor emailed Mom with a "tap and name with book" learning activity, I also send her a video from Readie Rosie "Reading Habits and Routines." When she received it, Mom called the visitor to the home and told her that she was very happy because Daniel was interested in the books. Mom expressed feeling very excited and satisfied that she had managed to do the activity with Daniel, but what else did Mom enjoy being able to hear the story Daniel told him. - Video
- Mathew a boy of 1 year and 7 months who practices a lot of the Math and count from 1 to number 10.- Video
- Our Home Based Visitor reading; Are you my mother? To a child in our Early Head Start Home Based Program. Home Based Visitors make the reading activities as interactive as they by asking questions and showing photos during readings.