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Early Head Start Program

Armstrong County

WHAT IS EARLY HEAD START?

The Early Head Start (EHS) program is funded for low-income infants, toddlers, pregnant women and their families.

EHS programs:

  • Enhance children’s physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development.
  • Assist pregnant women to access comprehensive prenatal and postpartum care.
  • Support parents’ efforts to fulfill their parental roles.
  • Help parents move toward self-sufficiency.

Early Head Start is a home visiting program providing services to income eligible families with children ages birth through three years of age, as well as pregnant women. Families receive Early Head Start services in the comfort of their own home. Once a week a home visitor will come into the home for 1 ˝ hours and work with the parent and child on activities that will help stimulate their knowledge and development. Early Head Start uis affiliated with Parents as Teachers Program and will use their curriculum in this setting.

What can I expect from a home visit?

Your home visitor will work with you and your child on a number of activities involving child and family development. Activities may include: nutrition, art projects, videos, pamphlets, setting goals, planning for next visit.

Who can I contact?

To enroll an infant, toddler, or if you are currently pregnant, and you are an Armstrong County resident, contact Robin Fielder at 724.463.5300 extension 1238 for further information.