What is EHS/HS?

What is Head Start/Early Head Start?

 

Head Start (HS) and Early Head Start (EHS) are Federally funded programs available throughout the United States. The programs promote school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children prenatal-5 years old through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social, and other services to enrolled children and families. Programs engage parents in their children’s development and learning, helping them make progress toward their family goals.

Early Head Start in Monroe County is a home-based program that prenatal mothers and children 0-3 years. Services for enrolled families include a weekly home visit and a socialization opportunity. Each family is carefully paired with a skilled home visitor that will best assist the family in meeting their goals. All services are free to those who qualify for the program.

Head Start in Monroe County is a center-based program that serves children 3-5 years old. Services for enrolled families include preschool classes Monday-Thursday during the school year. Hours for each classroom vary, yet all classrooms run 7.25 hours/day. While in preschool, your child's teachers will utilize a research and play based curriculum to expose your child to age appropriate school readiness skills. Enrolled students will be provided with breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack while in care. All services are free to those who qualify for the program.