Early Head Start Learning Program

Early Learning

Our Philosophy

Child Focus believes children are ready for school when they are physically healthy, have engaged in positive experiences with other children, are learning to manage their feelings, have good communication skills and are enthusiastic and curious about learning. Our early childhood professionals follow best practices and research based curricula to create learning environments that support the individual growth and development of children which promote physical well-being, motor development, social, emotional and language development, cognition and general knowledge.

 

Our Accreditation

The Step Up to Quality rating recognizes early care and education programs that exceed quality benchmarks over and above minimum health and safety licensing standards. The program is based on national research identifying the key benchmarks that lead to improved outcomes for children. Child Focus is proud to operate highly rated Step Up To Quality centers.

87%

percentage of Head Start children ready to succeed in kindergarten

94%

percentage of highly-rated Step Up to Quality classrooms

688

children ages 0-5 served in Head Start and Early Head Start

Head Start

Are You Eligible?

Head Start and Early Head Start eligibility is generally based on family income at or below the poverty level according to the Poverty Guidelines published by the federal government. Children with disabilities, involvement in foster care, homeless children, and children from families receiving public assistance (TANF or SSI) are eligible regardless of income.  Click here to enroll.  

Early Head Start

Early Head Start is a comprehensive educational program that promotes school readiness, parenting education and family supports for economically disadvantaged infants and toddlers ages birth to three. Dual language learners are welcome in our early childhood classrooms. We use an integrative approach to teach children from all cultures and backgrounds.  Early Head Start also serves pregnant moms by providing education and support during pregnancy. Full day and Home-based services are offered as well as support for children with special needs.