EARLY HEAD START PROGRAMS
Early Head Start is a 12 month home base program for pregnant and parenting adolescents and adults serving children 0 to 3 years of age. With assistance of the home educator teachers, parents will carry out education activities with his/her infant/toddler on a weekly basis. Each home visit will be for 90 minutes with the child and the parents in their home.
HOME BASE HEAD START
Home Base Head Start is a home-based program for children who are 3 years of age. The Home Educator meets with the family in their home once a week and the children go to a center for socialization twice a week.
MIGRANT AND SEASONAL HEAD START
Migrant and Seasonal Heard Start (MSHS) provides all-day child development services for children ages 0-5 years of age in centers and in family child care homes. This program requires that 51% of family income come from agriculture-related work. There are two options offered, Center Base and Family Child Care.
REGIONAL HEAD START
Region IX (Traditional) Head Start is a half-day program following the normal school year for children 3-5 years of age. Head Start has recently inaugurated three classes in the Hanford area that serve working parents with all-day child care in collaboration with Child Development Services. Services are also offered to meet the needs of the children with disabilities.