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Services for Children 0-5 Years Old

Early Head Start (Center & Home-Based)

Early Head Start promotes school readiness, child development and family well-being for prenatal mothers and children ages 0 to 3, both in the home and in center-based environments. The home-based program consists of weekly home visits from a trained staff member who provides parenting education and support for optimal family functioning, while the center-based program provides education and support in an early education center. By working with children from a young age, Early Head Start ensures children and their families are ready for the transition to preschool.

Head Start

Head Start preschool promotes early learning and school readiness for children ages 3 to 5. Children are also connected to medical providers, kept up-to-date on immunizations, fed nutritious meals and referred to counseling services as needed. Head Start actively engages families in their child’s education by offering family support groups, referrals for additional resources, and opportunities to participate in their child’s everyday learning. Head Start ensures that all children have a smooth transition into Kindergarten and beyond.

Family Childcare Homes

Children’s Institute also works with a network of licensed family childcare homes to offer high-quality early education to children ages 0 to 5, throughout Los Angeles. All of our licensed family childcare homes meet Children’s Institute’s safety and educational standards and guidelines.

Select Home Visitation

Providing home visits for mothers and their families, our Select Home Visitation program offers child development education and parenting support during the formative years of 0 to 5. In addition, staff members work closely with caregivers to help them achieve their education and career goals, access community resources and strengthen family functioning.

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