Early Head Start

Early Head Start studentsAWARE Early Head Start is a federally funded, comprehensive child development program for low-income children and their families. AWARE Early Head Start provides children, including those with special needs, with services that actively encourage and promote social, emotional, physical growth and development and cognitive skills. Learning is designed to reinforce and respond to the unique strengths and needs of each child and children of all abilities are welcome. By focusing on evidence-based and current best practices, Early Head Start improves childrens’ lives by providing family-focused child development and school readiness services, including health, mental health, education and nutrition. Early Head Start receives USDA reimbursement and nutritious meals are provided when the child attends the center-based option.

Parent involvement is one of the cornerstones of Early Head Start and is key to providing the quality services we do. Parents have many and varied options to participate in their child’s education and development. Families are further supported by social services, mental health and disabilities services.

Serving Children ages Birth to 3 and their families, and pregnant women.  There is no cost to families who are enrolled in Early Head Start.  Program participants must meet U.S. Federal Poverty guideline.