Early Head Start nurtures healthy attachments between parent and child (and child and caregiver), emphasizes a strengths-based, relationship-centered approach to services, and encompass the full range of a family's needs from pregnancy through a child's third birthday.
The support of a positive parent-child relationship is critical key to child development. So know, you are the most important thing in the young child’s environment! As a parents and caregiver, you help your infant/toddler learn and grow in every developmental area just by being attentive and affectionate during routine activities such as changing diapers, going to sleep, and eating. The main ways to do this are:
• Talking with the baby
• Reading with the baby
• Supporting positive behavior
Head Start promotes the school readiness of young children from income eligible families. We define school readiness as children being ready for school, families ready to support their children’s learning, and schools ready for the children who enter their doors.
The program is delivered in a workshop format and covers a range of topics necessary for improving financial knowledge, goal setting and achieving financial life markers such as purchase of a vehicle or home ownership.