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