Community Action Head Start Families Celebrate Successful Home-Based Program
At Community Action Head Start (communityactionatwork.org), learning is always fun, and July’s End-of-Year Celebration for Home-Based program families was no exception. Families of the program’s 132 participating children age birth to three years gathered at 210 “O” Street for an afternoon of festive outdoor games, crafts, and food alongside their Community Action Family Educators.
The Community Action Head Start Home-Based program provides high-quality, dual-generation early childhood education services to children, from birth to age three, and their families—including expectant mothers—living in poverty. The home-based program consists of weekly individualized 90-minnute home visits and twice-monthly group socializations. Home visits offer opportunities to provide individualized services to each family, making a significant, crucial impact on every child’s growth and development at an early age.
As they progress through the Community Action Head Start curriculum, children gain the skills necessary to enter preschool, kindergarten, and the years beyond ready to reach their full potential. Families, meanwhile, gain the skills and support necessary to foster their child’s development beyond the classroom, as well as access to essential medical, mental health, nutritional, and self-sufficiency support services.
Community Action Head Start helps ensure that all children in the community have the opportunity to access the consistent, nurturing relationships and reliable, healthy routines that put them on the pathway to success. Celebrating the end of a Community Action Early Head Start Home-Based program year means celebrating the countless opportunities children have for success in school and beyond.
To learn more about Community Action Head Start programs, or to learn how to help, visit communityactionatwork.org.