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EASTCONN Early Head Start & Head Start Accepting Applications

EASTCONN’s Early Head Start and Head Start programs are accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year.

Early Head Start and Head Start are federally funded child and family development programs that provide a comprehensive support system to children, prenatal to age five, who reside in Windham county. Income eligibility guidelines apply.

EASTCONN Early Head Start and Head Start programs are free and provide high-quality early childhood programming, including small class sizes, a low child-to-staff ratio and family engagement in their children's learning. A developmentally appropriate curriculum, based on the Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards, is used in conjunction with medical, dental, nutritional and social service supports.

Early Head Start serves children, birth to age three, pregnant women, and their families. Options include center-based (Killingly and Plainfield) or home-based programming (Windham and all of northeastern Connecticut). Services for pregnant women include home visits, support with accessing medical and dental care and a newborn well-child visit by a health professional.

Head Start serves children, ages three to five, in Killingly, Plainfield and Putnam. Children are given the opportunity to participate in learning experiences that promote social and emotional development and appropriate academic skills. Transportation may be available.

Applications are accepted year-round and can be found online at www.eastconn.org/head-start or by calling EASTCONN Enrollment Coordinator Jen Snyder at 860-455-1586. Families may also request a facility tour, as appropriate, or a home visit for help with the application.

EASTCONN is a public, non-profit Regional Educational Service Center that has been serving the education needs of northeastern Connecticut schools and communities since 1980. Visit www.eastconn.org.