Early Head Start

  • Serving Twin Falls, Jerome, Minidoka, Cassia and Power counties
  • Pregnant women and/or parents with children 0-3 years old
  • 2 socialization/play sessions weekly
  • Weekly home visits
  • Monthly parent meetings

All Families Receive:

  • Early Head Start ProgramAssistance in identifying personal, child and family goals and help developing a plan to meet them.
  • Referrals to community resources and services.
  • Information and support to complete prenatal, postpartum and well child
  • Screening and ongoing assessment of their children to track developmental progress.
  • Transition planning help as their child enters or prepares to leave the Early Head Start Program, and as the child enters or leaves other community services.
  • Opportunities to connect with other families at monthly parent meetings, learn leadership and advocacy skills.

Services for Expectant Parents Include:

  • Individualized visits with a Family Educator
  • Information related to prenatal development, health, dental health, nutrition, the birth process, breastfeeding, infant care, attachment, and stress management.
  • Resource and referral information related to health, mental health and family support services.
  • Home visits from a registered nurse.

Infants, Toddlers and Their Families Receive:

  • Weekly home visit activities covering child development information, parenting skills, health and nutrition, safety issues, behavior guidance and family living
  • Two times a month parents, infants and toddlers spend time at group gatherings/play sessions (socializations)
  • If a disability or delay is suspected or identified, staff will work with families and other service providers to develop one overall plan to meet the families’ needs.