Early Head Start

The Community Day Care Early Head Start Child Care Partnership (EHS CCP) provides early, continuous, intensive, and comprehensive child development and family support services to eligible families and their infants and toddlers age birth to three years old in child care centers and age four in Family Child Care Home. EHS CCP provides many resources including educational, health, nutritional and behavioral services based on the needs of the child and family. The principles of Early Head Start are designed to nurture the relationship between the child and his or her parent and to focus on the strengths of each and every family. EHS parents are encouraged to participate in the Parent Policy Council to support the functions of the programs, approve policies, serve as a leader in the community and to develop lifelong skills.

EHS offers opportunities for parents to connect with each other and to engage in their child's learning. It also supplies diapers and formula to qualified families during child care hours. The program provides referrals for community supports such as health care, social services, job training, housing and food assistance, and it uses home visits to support the entire family. EHS parents can learn about child development and the program offers supports for children with disabilities and their families.

EHS is offered in two full day childcare program options: a family child care setting or a center-based setting.

For more information about enrollment in the Early Head Start program, contact our family service worker at 978-651-9814 or 978-651-9815 or e-mail Robin Brooks, EHS director at RBrooks@communitydaycare.org.