Early Head Start serves pregnant women and children from birth to age three and their families.

The CVHS Early Head Start program offers these options in collaboration with several childcare center partners in northwest Vermont: 

IMG_6644Full-day / Full-year childcare centers

Infants and toddlers receive warm, nurturing care, and early childhood development services, in a local childcare center five full days each week, year-round.  Children and families enrolled in these options also receive monthly contacts with a CVHS Early Care Advocate and home visits twice per year.  This program may be ideal for families with parents who work or attend school full time, and are in need of full day infant/toddler care.

Home-based programIMG_6770

Participants enrolled in this program receive one, 90-minute home visit per week with an Early Head Start Home Visitor and take part in playgroup activities twice per month.  The Early Head Start program runs year round.  This program may be ideal for pregnant women in need of additional support to assure access to quality prenatal and postpartum care, and to support a healthy birth experience for mother, child and family.  This program may also be ideal for families with infants or toddlers who desire more one-on-one, individualized service with a Home Visitor, and support around using the home as a learning environment to support optimal health and child development.   

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