This program provides free comprehensive services to expectant families, as well as families with children birth to age 3, who meet income eligibility guidlines. Service areas include Attleboro, Middleboro and Norton.
This program provides free comprehensive services and supports to families with children birth to age 3 who meet income eligibilty guidelines and are enrolled in one of our partnership child care centers. Service areas include Brockton, Fall River and New Bedford.
Comprehensive services in both program options include child development, dental health, mental heath, nutrition, parent engagment, safety, school readiness, social services and wellness.
Early Head Start is funded through a federal grant by the Department of Health and Human Services. Early Head Start is an equal opportunity provider and supports children of all abilities and families from all cultures.
Since a parent is the most important person in a child's life, it is essential that EHS staff and parents work together to individualize goals that promote healthy development and attachments with their children through relationships. Staff and parents form partnerships to understand individual family's unique differences, personal values, and cultural expectations.
EHS provides basic needs items for enrolled families as a distribution partner for the Cradles to Crayons program. Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth to age 12, living in low income and homeless situations, with the essential items they need to thrive- at home, at school and at play. Items are supplied free of charge and EHS staff will deliver during home visits.
Safety items are provided, based on availability, to enrolled EHS families to maintain the safe environments that all families strive to provide to their young children. A home safety survey is conducted by EHS staff on a home visit to determind needs of items such as: safety gates, car seats, electric outlet covers, etc. Items are delivered during a home visit.
AHS EHS collaborates with local Early Intervention programs to provide developmental screenings and/or assessments to enrolled children to determine if any developmental delays exist.