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Welcome to Early Head Start
Play and Learn (PAL) Time
Play and Learn (PAL) Time

HOME VISITING:  OUR PROGRAM HELPS BUILD STRONG PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIPS

We are excited that you are inquiring about our home-based program!  What IS a home-based program, you ask? Once a week, for 90 minutes, your Family Educator will come to your home. 

WE BELIEVE:

  • a strong parent-child relationship is important for the child’s development and success in school.
  • successful children make parents feel successful.
  • feeling successful is important to you as a parent.

Our program will help you learn to understand your child’s development and help you and your child learn to communicate with each other more effectively.

TOGETHER WE WILL:

  • Observe and discuss ways in which you and your baby interact with each other.
  • Discuss specific things you and your child can do together which will help you both enjoy each other and feel successful.
  • Look at how your child is growing and developing using the HELP, ASQ-3 and DECA I/T/Preschool.

LEARN HOW TO:

  1. ENJOY BEING WITH EACH OTHER MORE

               Learn how to make routines like mealtime, bath time and diaper changes more enjoyable and to have more fun together during play time.

    2. BETTER UNDERSTAND WHAT YOUR CHILD IS TELLING YOU

            Learn how to understand what he wants and when he is feeling hungry, tired, sleepy, lonely, sick, etc.

     3. FEEL SUCCESSFUL AS A PARENT BY LEARNING HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD WHEN HE NEEDS YOU

            Learn skills which will make sleeping, feeding, meal time or diaper changing easier and smoother.

    4.   HELP YOUR CHILD LEARN ABOUT THE WORLD THROUGH PLAY

            Learn to understand his development, interests and which activities are right for him. Learn how to follow his lead.

We believe PARENTS are the MOST IMPORTANT Teachers!

In addition to the home visits, the Early Head Start program also provides Play and Learn (PAL) Times.  This is a special time for you and your child to strengthen your relationship with each other, work on your child's goals in a classroom setting, and to connect with other Early Head Start families.

Our program is for infants and toddlers, birth to 36 months of age, and expectant parents.  For more information, click on our links we have uploaded.  There is a wealth of information which really explains the Early Head Start home-based model and what to expect in addition to helpful parenting links.