Early Head Start
We provide Early Head Start Home-Based services in Juab County.
What is Early Head Start?
Early Head Start is a prenatal-3, infant/toddler program for low income families and children with special needs that is designed to nurture and support parents and children by building on families' strengths. We provide early, continuous, intensive, and comprehensive child development and family support services to infants and toddlers and their families, and pregnant women and their families.
Home-Based services are provided through weekly home visits to each enrolled child and family. A Family Educator provides child-focused visits that promote the parents’ ability to support the child’s development. Twice per month, the program offers opportunities for parents and children to come together as a group in the classroom for learning, discussion, and socialization activity.
What do Services to Pregnant Women Consist of?
A healthy pregnancy has a direct influence on the health and development of a newborn child. Early Head Start (EHS) strives to have the greatest impact on participating children by offering supportive services as early in life as possible. The prenatal period of growth and development has a lasting impact on the child’s potential for healthy growth and development after birth. Our Early Head Start program provides home-based services to pregnant women and their families and through the child’s first three years of life until they are ready to transition to Head Start or another pre-k Program.
Early Head Start School Readiness Goals:Our School Readiness Goals listed below are tracked by each child’s progress across 12 Developmental Learning Objectives included in the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework, using 99 dimensions to measure advancement. The Five Essential Domains of School Readiness outline what young children should know and be able to do to succeed in school.
Goal 1: Cognition
- Children will develop their cognitive skills through everyday routines of exploration, discovery and as well through their interactions with others
- Children will develop emerging reasoning skills and problem-solving skills
Goal 2: Language and Literacy
- Children will progressively use and understand the spoken language
- Children will interact with pictures, books and print materials developing a foundation of literacy skills
- Children who are dual language learners will continue to grow in their home language while being introduced to the English language
Goal 3: Social & Emotional Development
- Children will develop positive relationships with familiar adults and their peers
- Children will gain an understanding of self and awareness of others
Goal 4: Approaches to Learning
- Children will develop their natural curiosity and creativity
- Children will develop emerging executive functioning skills including self-regulation
Goal 5: Perceptual, Motor, and Physical Development
- Children will participate in the use of large and small muscle movement
- Children will begin to learn healthy and safe habits
Goal 6: Supporting Children’s Ongoing School Success through Parent and Family Engagement
Parents will demonstrate an understanding that school success involves the family as an active partner in the ongoing education of the child as they learn:
- Activities that will foster their role as their child’s first teacher while engaging in their children’s learning and development
- About district and community resources available to support school success