Early Head Start
Early Head Start is available to eligible families with children age birth to 3.
There are three options for EHS: classroom, home base, and child care partnership. Each has their own requirements and serves different situations.
9 hour rooms
(8 AM to 5 PM)
7 hour rooms
(9 AM to 4 PM)
(Ingham, Eaton and Shiawassee Counties)
For parents and pregnant women that want and can commit to a weekly, 1.5 hour home visit.
The home visitors use a curriculum called Parents As Teachers which involves the parents in each home visit. The parent is the child’s first teacher so the parent and home visitor plan the home visit together. The parent does activities with their child, with coaching from the home visitor. Playgroups are offered a few times per month and the parents are highly encouraged to attend. The home visitor acts as a family advocate for the family as well. Each home visitor enrolls their families for their own caseloads.
*Currently, our home base program is running in a virtual setting. This means that each home visit is conducted in a way that fits for the family and home visitor. Some visits may be via zoom, google duo, FaceTime, or by phone call. As the weather changes, there may be an opportunity for outdoor home visits following proper distanced safety protocol that your home visitor can explain to you.