Early Childhood Home Visitation
The Head Start and Early Head Start Home-Based programs deliver a range of services through weekly 90-minute visits with pregnant women and/or primary caregivers of children 0–5 years of age. The program promotes interactions between the home visitor and primary caregiver that are nurturing, responsive, and intentionally support the primary caregiver’s role as their child’s first and most important teacher.
Together, the home visitor and primary caregiver plan ways to help the child learn using parent-child interactions, daily routines, and household materials to make their home and community the learning environment. Services are provided primarily in the home and through group socialization activities. The program assists primary caregivers in identifying strengths and setting goals for themselves and their families.
Home Visitation is funded with federal assistance through the Department of Health and Human Services and state funding provided by the Department of Children & Families. There is no monetary cost to eligible families.
You may qualify for Early Head Start Home-Based if:
- You are a pregnant woman and/or primary caregiver with children ages 0-5 with incomes below the federal poverty line.
- You are experiencing homelessness
- You have children in foster care
- You are receiving TANF, Supplemental Security Income or SNAP
- Children with IFSP or IEP