Money Watch Q & A: Early Head Start
Child care is expensive. According to Child Care Aware of America, on average Nevadans pay upwards of $9,000 annually per child. Learn more about a program to offset the expense for low-income families in our Money Watch Q & A.
Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 5:58 PM PDT by
Director of Early Head Start Sherry Waugh says a family of four must be living at or below poverty level, which she says in Nevada means they must make $23,000 or less.
Early Head Start provides early, continuous, intensive, and comprehensive child development and family support services to low-income infants, toddlers and their families, as well as pregnant women. The Early Head Start programs serve families through a full day, full year program option that best meets the needs of their families.
Center-based services provide early learning and care to children in an education setting. Staff members also visit family homes at least twice per year. Home-based services are provided through weekly home visits to each enrolled child and family. The home visitor provides child-focused visits that promote the parents' ability to support the child's development.
Twice per month, the program offers opportunities for parents and children to come together as a group for learning, discussion and social activity. Family child care services provide care and education to children in a private home or family-like setting. To learn more, you can call (775) 333-5127.