Early Head Start
Services are offered at no charge for income qualifying families with infants and toddlers and pregnant women.
This is federally funded comprehensive program that promotes healthy prenatal outcomes for pregnant women and enhances the development of infants and toddlers. This program is designed to meet the needs of low-income families and includes services in the areas of education, health, nutrition, mental health, social service, disabilities, prenatal education, parental involvement and training.
Infant/Toddler teachers, a prenatal educator, Family Service Workers, and other support staff are available to assist families in areas of need. Developmentally appropriate activities are implemented to support the healthy learning and growth of children. These activities promote the ability to form trusting relationships, curiosity, and the motivation to learn.
Early Head Start Center Based classes are located at Canyon Heights in Kaysville and DCLC in Clearfield.
Early Head Start has 3 options:
- Prenatal - Pregnant women receive regularly scheduled home visits with a prenatal educator. Information, education, and resources related to prenatal topics are discussed at these visits.
- Center Based option - Children attend 5 days a week for a minimum of six hours per day. This option is for parents that are attending high school (teen parents), an educational program or working, and show a need for child care for at least six hours per day.
- Home Based option - Classes are held a minimum of twice monthly for 1 1/2 hours with the parent and child attending together. The teacher makes a home visit weekly to work with the parent and child on child development activities that can be done in the home.