The mission of Puget Sound ESD’s Early Head Start is to promote and enrich the health, education and well-being of infants, toddlers, families and their communities. The Early Head Start Home Based is a program that supports each parent’s role as their child’s first and most important teacher.
Each week a 90 minute home visit takes place in the home environment. The purpose of the home visit is to strengthen parenting skills and to assist families in the use of the home as the child’s primary learning environment. Home Visitors use the Partners for a Healthy Babies as the foundations of their curriculum to provide prenatal and early childhood education. These curricula offer components across multiple domains including: family development, caring for baby, child developmental milestones and infant cues. Our curricula have a strong emphasis on activities to help children develop cognitive, language, gross motor, fine motor, social/emotional and self-help skills.
Twice a month in socialization groups, families they have the opportunity to participate in in school readiness activities and to positively interact with other parents and their children.
Educare classes are offered year-around. Enrollment occurs throughout the year when space is available. Eligibility is based on many elements including income and family risk factors.
The first step to enrolling in any of our programs begins with completing an application.