Early Head Start Program Information
The Early Head Start program provides care for a combination of 60 infants and toddlers (birth – three years old) and expectant mothers. Early Head Start has three program options: center-based (32 infants and toddlers), family child care(four children), and home-based (24 children). Early Head Start offers comprehensive services—social, physical health, mental health, and nutrition—with an emphasis on the need for intervention at the earliest age.
Early Head Start provides direct services to enrolled Infant/ Toddlers, Expectant Mothers and families. It also serves as a referral source to agencies throughout the community.
- Education: The Campagna Center’s Early Head Start program offers an Early Childhood Education Program that follows developmentally appropriate guidelines as required by the National Association of The Education of Young Children. Our curriculum is planned according to the needs of the individual child through observation and family input. We work in partnership with Alexandria City Public Schools; Parent and Infant Education (P.I.E); and Child Find to include children with special needs in our program.
- Health/Nutrition: Children and families receive ongoing health and nutrition services and referrals, including and developmental screenings and nutritional assessments.
- Family Services: Each family partners with a Family Service Specialist who will work with them to establish family partnership goals designed to improve and empower the quality of their lives.
- Parent Involvement: We encourage parental involvement in all aspects of the Early Head Start experience. Parents are encouraged to serve on Policy Council, participate in group socializations, volunteer with the program, and participate in the Men about Head Start program.