Home Visiting Early Childhood Programs
Engaging parents to help young children develop & thrive
The first years of life are among the most important for social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development. Parents play a vital role in the early growth and development of their children. Parents are children’s first and most important teachers, while they are also responsible for bonding, nurturing, and providing for children to ensure the earliest milestones are met.
New parents, particularly those with limited resources and facing other challenges in their own lives, are faced with a considerable task. Through our home-visiting programs, we provide one-on-one support with parents to make sure they have the knowledge, skills, and resources to take on this task.
EARLY HEAD START
Early Head Start
- Before Birth to 3
Nurturing Creativity & Positive Development
Early Head Start bridges the achievement gap, so children from low-income families can start school with a solid educational foundation. We help their parents with parenting classes and access to services the family needs - from food stamps to ESL classes, from job training or healthcare.
- Children Ages 18 Months to 4 years
- Bronx & Brooklyn
Helping Parents Nurture Their Children’s Success
Our ParentChild+ program empowers parents to be their children’s first and most important teacher! We bring free books and educational toys to the homes of low-income parents and help them make play a learning experience. Our home visitors show parents ways to incorporate teaching about shapes, colors, numbers, and more.