Home-Based Head Start

YFS Home-Based Head Start

YFS Home-Based Head Start is a federally funded, no-cost, parent-focused program that serves low-income children, ages 0-5, and their families.

• Caring, highly qualified home visitors work with parents and children in their homes. They plan and share activities that benefit the educational lives of the children.
• Home visitors work with children and their families on a weekly basis to develop their skills and set individual goals for each child.
• Home-Based Head Start recognizes the parent as the child's primary teacher, educator and advocate.
• Working hand-in-hand with the home visitor, parents are able to continue teaching educational activities between home visits.

Head Start Application

Click here to download the 2017-2018 Child Enrollment Application.

Click here to download the 2017-2018 Prenatal Enrollment Application.
YFS Head Start gives priority to families who meet the household income guidelines or have children with disabilities. Income guidelines are established by the federal government each year. All services are free of charge for participants who qualify.

Head Start Child Development and Learning Framework

Early Learning Outcomes

Youth & Family provides effective learning experiences that support critical early learning outcomes throughout the continuum of learning for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Comprehensive educational programming is designed to support skill development, behaviors, and knowledge that promote early childhood development and school readiness. Education strategies focus on all areas of development, including approaches to learning; creative arts expression; English language development; language development; Literacy knowledge and skills; Logic and reasoning; mathematics knowledge and skills; Physical development and health; science knowledge and skills; social and emotional development; and social studies knowledge and skills.

Parent, Family & Community Engagement

Youth & Family Services recognizes the benefits of building strong, healthy relationships with families that support family well-being, strong relationships between parents and their children, and ongoing learning and development for both parents and children. Our approaches, grounded in positive, ongoing, and goal-oriented relationships with families, are systemic and integrated across program foundations and program impact areas to promote more positive family engagement outcomes, ultimately resulting in children who are healthy and ready for school.

Program Design & Management

Youth & Family Services Head Start and Early Head Start programs are designed to meet the community's needs and the regulations. Oversight and ongoing monitoring ensures that programs manage their finances, support the staff, and improve the lives of children and families.