Early Head Start is a federally funded, comprehensive, early childhood program, created to break the cycle of poverty by providing services to children from low-income families.
Funding currently allows for 72 families total in Noble, Whitley and Allen counties. This figure includes women and their children, from infant to age three.
Early Head Start is a home-based program that works with English, Spanish, and Burmese-speaking parents and young children. Home visitors come into the home weekly at the family’s convenience and work with parent and child on activities designed to address their child’s individual needs. The emphasis is on child development, education, family self-sufficiency, and parenting skills. Dads and male role models in the home are also highly encouraged to participate in home visits. For pregnant women, the focus is on maintaining a healthy pregnancy.