Early Head Start is dedicated to protecting
and strengthening the bonds between parents and children.
During their first three years of life, a child's
brain is developing the pathways (connections between
cells) which will imprint the way they learn, move, and
interact socially for the rest of their lives. How
parents interact with their children in those first three
years can have lasting effects on the child's development.
Early Head Start helps children succeed
in their subsequent school experiences.
Early Head Start provides services for 94 families in Grant County. Parents receive regular
1-1/2 hour home visits from our highly trained staff. Through this process parents
learn about and practice offering educational activities to their children.
This is an opportunity
for parents to learn things they can do with their
child to develop their thinking, motor and social
Services Early Head Start provides:
- Group time for
parents to play with their children and socialize
with other parents
2 times a month.
- Short classes for educating parents
about their childís development.
for children to experience a variety of developmentally
appropriate toys and activities.
- A nutritious
meal or snack, combining a nice social
experience with learning about nutrition, child development,
- A preschool classroom for
8 children two days a week to help children
get ready for Head Start or another preschool