Early Head Start

KL3 5644Early Head Start is a FREE home-based program for infants and toddlers and their families.  EHS Home Visitors utilize the Parents as Teachers curriculum to provide encouragement and support to parents parents as they do the work of being their child’s most important teacher and best advocate!  During home visits, EHS Home Visitors focus on play with parents and their children because play is the “work” of babies to help them grow and become ready for preschool and other learning experiences.  Home Visitors help parents to strengthen their parenting skills as well as their relationship with their baby to prepare their baby for later success in life and school. 

Play groups, or socialization opportunities are provided for each child and family at least twice a month at one of our centers. These groups are a place where families can come together with other children and families in the program and build relationships with others as they are building stronger relationships with their own children and working on developmental goals from home visits. 

 

 

 

Weekly Home Visits Include:
  • Curriculum that focusses on individual child development, nurturing parenting behaviors and family supports.

  • Fun parent and child play activities!

  • Developmental information and suggestions to stretch learning and development throughout the week.

  • Support in accessing services in the Community.

  • Support in reaching family goals.

Success Story:

The Early Head Start program has done amazing things for my family. When we started the program, my daughter could not talk or show love or share her toys. We lived in a run down, falling apart, roach infested apartment. The EHS program has taught my daughter to talk, show love, and to share her toys. Now we live in an apartment on a better side of town. The apartment is better than we ever dreamed we would live in.  We would like to thank the program for everything they have done for us. -The Carpenter Family

 

 Interested in learning more? Click the link below to complete the interest form to begin the application process:
Jackson County: https://goo.gl/dr7HyJ
Hillsdale County: https://goo.gl/yLB4e9