Thank you for choosing The Neighborhood Place for Early Head Start as the education program for your child. As your child’s first teacher, we know that your child’s development and growth is a priority for you. Our team of caring experts are here to support you in all of your goals and needs.
To be eligible for Early Head Start services:
- Your child must be younger than three (3) years of age
- Your family must meet federal income guidelines based on the number of household members
- You must live in Miami-Dade County
Enrollment is based on a point system in which families with the highest number of points are given priority into the program.
- The program year runs from August 1 to July 31.
- Early Head Start offers services Monday through Friday.
- The hours for Early Head Start are 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you are a part of School Readiness, your child will receive services until 6:00 p.m.
- Please check with your center for holidays.
- The program will be closed for the following professional development days: Friday, April 30, 2018 and Tuesday, July 31, 2018.
- Teachers will be conducting at least two parent-teacher conferences and home visits during the school year.
- Our program uses Creative Curriculum to guide learning.
- Within the first 45-days of your child entering school a developmental and behavioral screening will be conducted on your children. The developmental screening is the Ages and Stages Questionnaire Third Edition and for behavioral will be the Ages and Stages Questionnaire Social Emotional, Second Edition.
- Our program is inclusive to children with disabilities and/or developmental delays.
- The centers will use the Teaching Strategies Gold Assessment to track your child’s development and to plan developmentally appropriate activities.
- The program does not require that parents purchase a uniform. Wearing a uniform is at the discretion of each family.
- During hours and while in the care of the Early Head Start center, diapers and wipes will be provided by the program. Parents are not allowed to bring their own diapers and wipes to the center.
- Food will be provided by the center. Parents will not be allowed to bring food from home.
- Parents are responsible for ensuring all of their child’s medical information is up to date at the center.
We encourage parents and other family members to become fully involved in the Early Head Start program. Here are some ways you can become involved or support the program:
- Volunteer in the classroom and school activities
- Attend parent meetings
- Be a part of the Policy Council
- Participate in trainings offered by the program
- Be a part of the hiring committee
- Participate in the program’s self-assessment
- Share resources with other parents
- Recruit for the program by telling your friends, family, and others in the community about Early Head Start
- Participate in parent-teacher conference and home visits.
The Policy Council is a group of parents and community representatives that are responsible for the direction of the program. The group meets monthly to hear about the progress of the program and make decisions that will improve the services offered to families.
Third Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m.
EHS Main Office Address:
6251 NW 7th Ave, Suite 204
Miami, FL 33150
EHS Main Office Phone Number: 305-646-7220 ext. 2457
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org