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Early Head Start

     The Early Head Start Home Based Program offers year-round comprehensive family centered services to income eligible families of children birth to age three, including children with disabilities, and pregnant women. Early Head Start is dedicated to the healthy development of infants and toddlers while strengthening families. 

Infant and Toddler Healthy Development

  • We use the home environment as a classroom for parents and children to play and learn in. Growing Great Kids Curriculum and activities are planned with parents, tailored to support parents in their role as their children’s first and most important teacher.

  • Developmental screenings and ongoing assessments

  • Social – Emotional screenings

  • Hearing and Vision screenings

  • Height and Weight measurements

  • Program staff help ensure children receive medical and dental appointments, and appropriate vaccinations

  • Program staff promote good oral health

Family consultants visit expecting parents and families at their home for 90 minutes every week.


Our program supports you: 

  • Prepare for the birth of your baby 

  • Create a safe and healthy learning environment for your child 

  • Enrich our children’s development through early learning and comprehensive services 

  • Reach family goals for success and independence 

  • Build confidence as a parent and work toward self-sufficiency.

Early Head Start services are available at no cost to eligible families. CCCC is the Early Head Start Grantee for Whitman County offering enrollment for 20 families.

Family Services and Socializations

  • Development of Family goals -  Parents work with program staff to identify strengths, needs, and interests of the family to develop family and personal goals. Outside resources, supports, and assistance for parents in accessing available community resources are provided. Families receive individual support and follow up through the year.

  • Socializations - We provide parent/child socialization groups each month.  Groups include other parents and their children in a safe, exciting classroom environment designed to promote early learning, exploration and fun. Family style meals are provided during our socialization groups. Socialization groups meet at our Greyhound Way Site or local parks as weather permits.

  • Workshops and other Activities - A variety of activities, volunteer opportunities, and parenting programs are provided, including child and community advocacy, participation on Policy Council, Executive Board, and Parent Center Committees, and other leadership and training opportunities.

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