Early Head Start

Families participate in weekly scheduled home visits that support parents in their role as their children’s first teachers. This service focuses on parents’ goals for their own education, job skills, and overall family needs. Parents receive health and nutrition information and services to ensure optimal growth for children and their families.

Families are invited to a weekly play group. After sharing an activity with their children, parents leave them in the care of a teacher and have the opportunity to participate in a discussion group, which focuses on parenting skills and reducing stress.

Who is eligible?

  • Families living in Central Falls, Pawtucket and Providence
  • Pregnant woman
  • Families with a child under age 3
  • Families must meet income guidelines

Children with disabilities are welcomed and included in all aspects of Early Head Start. The staff works with parents and specialists to plan a program tailored to each child’s needs.

For more information contact Malia Goodwin at 401.752.7500 or mgoodwin@cfsri.org.