Provides early, continuous, intensive and comprehensive child development and family support services for eligible pregnant women and families with children under age three in both center and home-based options

  • Assistance with child development, health, nutrition, mental health, disabilities and social services is provided
  • Opportunities for parent involvement are offered, including program planning, decision-making, and volunteering in the classroom.
  • Families take part in weekly home visits during which child development and family support services are offered.
  • Families and children participating in the home-based option are offered socialization opportunities, parent involvement and training outside of the home

Education Services

  • Full-day, school year services through center based and home-based settings
  • Age appropriate activities in a responsive learning environment
  • Classrooms and group socialization sites located throughout Washington and Greene Counties

Home-Based Services

  • Education and social services provided through home visits and monthly socialization days
  • Parents are guided and encouraged in their role as the primary educator
  • Concepts of empowerment, strength building, resource matching, community involvement and family independence are introduced and supported

Health & Nutrition Services

  • Assures that families establish and maintain a medical home for all children
  • Supports comprehensive medical examinations and dental screenings and necessary follow-up treatment for all children
  • Educates and promotes maintaining up-to-date immunizations according to the CDC reccommendations for each child
  • For pregnant women: provides information on the importance of breastfeeding, prenatal visits, dental exams and educates on the stages of fetal development, postpartum depression and risks of substance abuse
  • Health & nutrition education for staff, children and families encourages positive health practices, well-being, prevention and early detection

Program Eligibility

  • Eligibility based on verification of the family's income according to the federal poverty guidelines and the woman's pregnancy or child's age (birth to age 3)
  • Priority for children of families identified as homeless
  • Priority for 10% of the total enrollment opportunities is given to children with diagnosed disabilities
  • Available to residents of Washington and Greene Counties.

 

Early Head Start Income Eligibility Guidelines - Effective January 1, 2016

Family Size

Monthly

Annually

1

$990.00

$11,880

2

$1,335.00

$16,020

3

$1,680.00

$20,160

4

$2,025.00

$24,300

5

$2,370.00

$28,440

6

$2,715.00

$32,580

7

$3,060.83

$36,730

8

$3,407.50

$40,890

*Some families may be determined eligible based on other criteria (i.e. disability)

 

Contact Us

For more information, please contact us at:

1-877-814-0788 x455 (toll free)

724-225-9550 x455 (Washington County)

724-852-2893 x455 (Greene County)