Early Head Start (EHS) provides comprehensive home-based services to pregnant women and children from birth through age three. Our program focuses on healthy prenatal outcomes, and enhances the development of infants and toddlers.
Our home-based program is offered in Harrisburg and Carlisle in Pennsylvania. A home visitor visits each family weekly for an hour and a half to support the child’s learning and development and encourage positive parent-child relationships. Families also receive information about community resources.
Pregnant women participate in weekly visits that focus on prenatal care, delivery, postnatal care, and care of their newborn.
Families attend two family socialization days each month.
Our Head Start program provides pre-kindergarten for children ages 3-5, including educational, health, nutritional, social, and other services. Each center provides meals and a safe learning environment.
Parents play a central role in their children’s learning and school readiness, as well as the administration of the program. Parents also receive support to pursue their own educational, literacy, and employment goals.
Centers are located in Dauphin, Perry, and eastern Cumberland Counties, as well as Carlisle, PA.
We also provide specialized programming to support children affected by incarceration, families experiencing homelessness, and children who benefit from an advanced social and emotional approach to learning.