Early Head Start / Head Start of Stamford

Stamford Early Head Start Program

Stamford Early Head Start is a child development program that is part of Childcare Learning Centers. Early Head Start is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and provides free comprehensive services to expectant families and children aged birth to three whose parent(s) meet the federal income guidelines. Our Home Based Program offers weekly visits in the home 90 minutes in length to promote healthy pregnancies and child growth and development.

  • Hours: 7:30am – 5:30pm Monday – Friday
  • Fee: No Fee, Sliding Scale for extended hours program
  • Full-day and part-day pre-school for Stamford 3 & 4 year old children

What can the Early Head Start Program offer your child?

  • Activities that help children grow mentally, socially, emotionally and physically.
  • Developmental screenings.
  • Continuum assessment three times a year using the Teaching Strategies Gold assessment tool.
  • Health screenings within the first 45 days of attendance.
  • Dental screening within the first 90 days of attendance.
  • Nutrition services providing healthy meals and advice.
  • Services to children aged birth to three with disabilities and/or special needs.

Expectant families and children will benefit from:

  • Activities for parents working as partners in their child’s education and development.
  • Social services support: Community referrals for programs such as job training, food and nutrition, English language and health services.
  • Opportunities to become self-sufficient.
  • Parent support groups.
  • Leadership training as members of the Policy Council and the CLC governing board.
  • Collaborative partnership with community providers to meet the needs of the families.

Stamford Early Head Start operates half-day and full-day programs. There is no charge for the half-day program. A sliding scale fee is charged for the full-day program based on the School Readiness Income Guidelines.

Who is eligible?

  • Expectant families and children aged birth to three whose parent(s) meet the federal income guidelines.
  • Children birth to 3 with disabilities and/or special needs whose parents meet the federal income guidelines.
  • Stamford Early Head Start promotes inclusion, so we must serve a minimum of 10% of children with disabilities.

As with all Childcare Learning Centers programs, Head Start is non-discriminatory.

Head Start Program

Stamford Head Start is a child development program that is part of Childcare Learning Centers. Head Start is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and provides free comprehensive services to preschool children whose parent(s) meet the federal income guidelines.
 
What can the Head Start Program offer your Child?

  • Activities that help children grow mentally, socially, emotionally and physically.
  • Developmental screenings.
  • Continuum assessment three times a year using the Teaching Strategies Gold assessment tool.
  • Health screenings within the first 45 days of attendance.
  • Dental screening within the first 90 days of attendance.
  • Nutrition services providing healthy meals and advice.
  • Services to preschool children with disabilities and/or special needs.

Parents and children will benefit from:

  • Activities for parents working as partners in their child’s education and development.
  • Social services support: Community referrals for programs such as job training, food and nutrition, English language and health services.
  • Opportunities to become self-sufficient.
  • Parent support groups.
  • Leadership training as members of the Policy Council and the CLC governing board.
  • Collaborative partnership with community providers to meet the needs of the families.

Stamford Head Start operates half-day and full-day programs. There is no charge for the half-day program. A sliding scale fee is charged for the full-day program that is partially funded by the State Department of Education.
 
Who is eligible?

  • Preschool children 3 and 4 years old whose parent(s) meet the federal income guidelines.
  • Preschool children 3 and 4 years old with disabilities and/or special need whose parents meet the federal income guidelines.
  • Stamford Head Start promotes inclusion, so we must serve a minimum of 10% of children with disabilities.

As with all Childcare Learning Centers programs, Head Start is non-discriminatory.