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The Wayne Early Head Start’s partnership with Parents as Teachers

Home Visiting Program can help parents learn answers

Wayne Early Head Start provides its FREE Early Head Start (EHS) program to families (prenatal-age 3). EHS is a free program that is designed to insure children are healthy, safe and ready to learn.

Early Head Start is a federally-funded program that is designed to assist financially-challenged families. EHS offers free, personal visits to your home, planned specifically for the needs of your family, focused on helping you to better understand how your child grows and learns. Even though Parents as Teachers is an early childhood program, the learners in the program are adults.

On each home visit, your Early Head Start parent educator and you will:

  • Look at your child’s growth and development and talk about the parenting challenges you face right now. For example, an EHS Parent Educator will help you understand the reason for your 2-year-old’s tantrums. She’ll give you suggestions for what to do when tantrums happen.
  • Talk about family life in your home and how it impacts your child’s development, your parenting values and decisions. Does your child’s behavior change when a step-sister is over for a visit? Is it hard for your child to get used to the rules in your home when she’s been visiting grandparents for a few days?
  • Build strong protective factors to keep you, your child and family healthy, strong and resilient. Doctor and dentist appointments are important. Safe and quality child care is important. Food, clothing, shelter—Parent Educators are prepared to help families get the services they need.

To complete an application that will determine if Early Head Start is right for your family

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