LEADS Head Start / Early Head Start
Early Head Start
LEADS was awarded the Early Head Start Grant that started in December 2009 through September 2010 in the amount of $685,667. With this program we are able to provide services to 72 pregnant women, infants and toddlers. LEADS is applying to continue the program from September 30, 2010 through September 29, 2011 in the amount of $946,398. If LEADS receives this grant, we would continue to be able to provide services to 72 pregnant women, infants and toddlers.
LEADS is currently running the program in Licking, Delaware and Union County in collaboration with the Help Me Grow Program in each county. Licking County provides services to 48; Delaware County provides services 12; and Union County provides service to 12. The program in Union County is a one of a few unique Early Head Start programs in the nation as it services 7 women with infants at Ohio Reformatory for Women.
What is Early Head Start?
LEADS Early head Start is a NEW comprehensive, home-based program where families get regular, personalized, one-on-one information to help them understand and enhance their baby’s growth and development. The program also supports expectant families in preparing for their new baby. We provide services to children with disabilities.
What Does Early Head Start offer?
Each family is assigned a home visitor who will come to your home weekly, hour and half visit. Parents have the opportunity to interact with their children and participate in developmentally appropriate activities.
Twice a month families have the opportunity to socialize with other families with infants and toddlers in a fun stimulating environment.
Health and Wellness
We will help keep your child healthy and well. In collaboration with Help Me Grow, we help with nutrition, mental wellness, and disability services.
These services include comprehensive prenatal and post-partum health care, prenatal education, and breastfeeding education.
Who is eligible for Early Head Start?
Early Head Start is a program for pregnant women and children 0–3 years of age and their families.