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Early Head Start (EHS) Home Based

Early Head Start home-based services are provided to pregnant women and children ages birth to 36 months old and their families. A home educator makes weekly 1½ hour visits to provide comprehensive services in the family's home. Services include: fun activities to promote child growth and development; individualized education plan; health, nutrition, and developmental screenings; parenting skills support; services and support for children with disabilties; referrals and access to resource staff; prenatal and postpartum information for pregnant moms; and preschool readiness activities. Socialization gatherings, conducted twice a month, allow children and families to socially interact and learn a variety of skills about topics important to the educational development and education of the child.

Additional Information

Who will come to my home?

An EHS educator who is experienced and knowledgeable in the areas of child development and early childhood education will visit your home.

How often will the EHS educator come to my home?

Weekly 1½ hour home visits are scheduled when you are available.

What will we do during these home visits?

You will be assisted in strengthening your families’ understanding of how children grow and learn through activities that include toys, books and videos. EHS educators will provide information and referrals related to health, education, nutrition, and social services; health screenings for family members; possible tuition reimbursement for college/ vocational training; and resources for other community services.

How much will these services cost?

These services are free to families who meet income eligibility guidelines for Early Head Start.

Featured Resources:

SCOE Early Head Start Home Based Referral Form
Use this referral form to refer families to the Sacramento County Office of Education Early Head Start Home Based program....