Programs That Help

FAMILY & CHILDREN'S SERVICES

Early Head Start

   

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The Salvation Army Early Head Start Program, located within
Heritage Place at 3612 Cuming Street, is a federally funded center-based program program that serves low-income infants, toddlers, pregnant women, and families. It works to:

  • enhance children's physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development;
  • assist pregnant women to access comprehensive prenatal and postpartum care;
  • support parents' efforts to fulfill their parental roles; and
  • help parents move toward self-sufficiency.


The Early Head Start program provides weekly, in-home visits based around early childhood education for home-based families and bi-weekly home visits for center-based and expecting families.  Home-based services are open to 91 children and pregnant women, and center-based services work with 20 children in two locations for a total funded enrollment of 111 children and pregnant women.

The program partners with two child care sites to provide center-based services for families who are working or going to school full time. 

  • St. Cecilia Child Care Center, located at 3869 Webster St., provides care for eight children;

  • Child Saving Institute located on the corner of  46th & Dodge St., serves 12 children.  
     

Eligible applicants must be a pregnant woman or family with children under the age of 3, must reside in Douglas County, and must be either homeless, a foster child, receive TANF or SSI, or have a low-income within Federal Poverty Guidelines.

For more information, call 402-898-7504 or email EHSintake@usc.salvationarmy.org

Click here to fill out the online Early Head Start pre-application

Download the Early Head Start Brochure

Download the 2016-2017 Early Head Start Annual Report

Download the 2015-2016 Early Head Start Annual Report

Download the 2014-2015 Early Head Start Annual Report