The Early Head Start Home Based Program helps families provide quality early childhood education to their children through interactive child development activities including:
Weekly Home Visits
Home visitors provide educational experiences with children and parents in the home, 90 minutes per week. Early Head Start supports parents in their roles as their child’s first and most important teacher.
Parents and children attend these events twice a month. Family Events are a time when parents and children participate in age appropriate child development activities that help children to develop new skills.
Early Head Start provides support to parents and children in the areas of Education, Health, Nutrition, Mental Health, Disabilities and Social Services.
The Early Head Start Home Based Program is a comprehensive education program, designed to meet the needs of low income families of children from six weeks to 36 months. Early Head Start is aimed at enhancing the development of infants and toddlers while strengthening families.
- Enhance the development of children six weeks to 36 months and promote school readiness
- Promote healthy parenting and parent self-sufficiency
Pregnant Women Program
The UAMS Early Head Start Pregnant Women program helps families by providing quality prenatal and postnatal education to expectant mothers and their new babies using the Partners for a Healthy Baby Curriculum and assisting pregnant women in obtaining prenatal care. Services are provided in the areas of education, health, nutrition, mental health, disabilities, and social services.