What is head start?
Head Start is a federally funded, Early Childhood Program serving America's children and families. Head Start focuses on children ages 3-5 and promotes growth and well-being in the areas of early learning, health and family services. Through partnering with parents and the community Head Start assists children with their cognitive and social/emotional development in preparing Preschoolers for Kindergarten, while family service workers assist families in developing sustainability in providing for their family.
what is early head start?
Early Head Start is a federally funded community-based program for low-income families with pregnant women, infants, and toddlers up to age 3. Early Head Start’s focus is on bonding and attachment as Early Head Start helps promote healthy, positive relationships between parent, caregiver and child. Early Head Start also focuses on a child’s needs and tracks their cognitive and physical development through their third birthday.
what is early head start
The Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership (EHS-CCP) initiative brings together the best of Early Head Start and child care through layering of funding to provide comprehensive and continuous services to low-income infants, toddlers, and their families.
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Head Start and Early Head Start focus on providing services for America’s most vulnerable children. Eligibility for Head Start and Early Head Start is based on age and income. In addition, children who are homeless or in foster care are automatically eligible for services. In order to reach the communities most vulnerable children, MET also promotes enrollment opportunities for families on TANF, SSI, children with disabilities, families working with CPS, incarcerated parent(s) etc. Teen parents are also given special consideration for the Early Head Start program.
Who is Eligible for Our
Where Do I Apply for Eligibility?
Interested families should call their local Head Start or Early Head Start center in their respective community.
If you have questions regarding enrollment or need help locating the nearest center to your family, please call: (281)-659-1305
Head Start: Jennifer Steele, ext. 23
Early Head Start and CCP: Cynthia Resendiz, ext 34
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