EARLY HEAD START (EHS) – EHS promotes healthy prenatal outcomes, enhances the
development of infants and toddlers, and promotes healthy family functioning.
HEAD START (HS) – HS is a national school readiness program. It provides comprehensive
education, health, nutrition and parent involvement services to children, between the ages of
3 to 5 and their families.
Program features include:
Education – The educational services are designed to meet each child’s individual needs and to promote positive outcomes.
Mental Health/Disabilities – Head Start focuses on promoting positive self-worth, respect for individual differences and the ability to develop appropriate social skills.
Health – Head Start staff collaborate with families to ensure that children are healthy and up to date on well-child schedules, to include immunizations.
Nutrition – Children receive healthy meals. Parents also learn how to select healthy foods and prepare well-balanced meals for their entire family.
Parent Involvement – A very important part of every Head Start program is the involvement of parents in parent education, program planning and operation activities. Many serve as members of the Policy Council and have a voice in administrative and managerial decisions.
Social Services – Family Service staff help families meet their needs through community outreach, referrals, family assessments, providing information about available community resources and how to use them, and emergency assistance and/or crisis intervention.
Health Services – Head Start takes a holistic approach in addressing the needs of families. It distinguishes itself from other childcare and preschool alternatives by ensuring that each child is given ongoing and accessible health care at no cost to the family.
Fatherhood/Male Involvement – This initiative provides opportunities and encouragement for fathers to become involved in their children’s life and education.
Community Partnerships – Enrichment Services Program, Inc. takes an active role in community planning to encourages strong communication and cooperation among neighborhoods to improve the delivery of services to children and families.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW , Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org.