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Early Head Start: Home-based programs

Children in home-based programs receive weekly home visits by degreed staff, bringing the classroom into the home. Developmental assessments are completed and lesson plans outlined to support children reaching critical milestones. Teachers support parents in utilizing every day materials to provide stimulating learning experiences for their children. Weekly playgroups at several locations allow parents to network with other parents in their community.

See the Parent Calendar for locations and times of playgroups.

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Early Head Start: Center-based programs

Very young children (6 weeks to 3 years) learn and grow best through close relationships with consistent adults. BHK's practice of 'Primary Caregivers' ensures that each child has a 'special' person who is present most of the time, most of the days, and each parent has a primary contact. The Primary Caregiver observes children over time, gaining information about each child's interests, strengths and needs. They develop individualized experiences to support children's physical, mental and social well-being.

Primary Caregivers create a safe, fun, and welcoming environment for infants and toddlers. The nurturing spaces that support their learning includes play spaces, areas for caregiving routines, and outdoor areas. Staff plan ways to integrate home cultures into the environment and consider ways to change the space to support the changing ages, interests, and characteristics of the group of children over time.

There is no cost for families to participate in the Early Head Start program.

To find an EHS classroom near you, see Locations.

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