Through two program options, Community Action's Early Head Start program provides early childhood development interventions to children ages birth to three, pregnant women, and their families.
Early Head Start, which was established in 1999, that by providing services at an early age, a child's growth and development can be significantly impacted in a positive way. Early Head Start promotes healthy prenatal outcomes and seeks to enhance the development of infants and toddlers. Like Head Start, Early Head Start encourages parents and guardians to become more involved in their child's development. Parents also have the opportunity to participate in the operation, governance, and evaluation of local Early Head Start Programs.
Early Head Start services are offered through a center-based option through Educare of Lincoln, and through a home-based program option. Programs ensure that low-income children and pregnant women receive adequate nutrition, medical and dental care, social/emotional engagement interventions appropriate to their age, and a developmentally appropriate education.
To apply for the program, please call (402) 471-4515 to set up an in-person appointment.