Early Head Start
Wright County Community Action (WCCA) Early Head Start is a FREE program that provides services to income-eligible families who are expecting a baby or have an infant or toddler ages birth-3 years.
The program provides a variety of learning experiences to help children develop socially, intellectually, physically, and emotionally, based on their individual needs. Services include:
- Weekly home visits with parents and their child(ren) to support the parents role as their child’s first teacher
- Health and developmental screenings to ensure that children are on track
- Bi-monthly socialization opportunities with other EHS families
- Pre-natal support for expectant mothers
- Information and referrals to other community agencies as needed
- Services to all children, including those with any health, developmental, or nutritional needs
Services provided by Early Head Start help to support and strengthen the relationship between infants, toddlers and their parents by:
- Providing education and resources to ensure that all children are given the same chance for success in life
- Providing parents with opportunities to obtain feedback about their child’s interests, strengths and needs
- Allowing parents to observe their children interacting and responding to other children and adults
- Sharing and learning from others about the challenges and joys of parenting
Early Head Start uses Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers and Twos; Partners for a Healthy Baby; and the Teaching Strategies GOLD Child Assessment System to monitor children’s progress.