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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 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