EARLY HEAD START
Infants and Toddlers up to 3 years old
National studies have found that the first five years of life, and in particular the first two years regarding brain development, are critical to the development of a child’s ability to understand language and acquire the social skills needed to succeed in school. When young children are responded to with love; when adults talk to them, answer their endless questions, find ways to encourage them safely to explore; and when they are in safe and secure surroundings that stimulate their curiosity, they thrive.
Informed by both scientific research and specific community needs, ICC has designed and operates a full-day, year-round program for 72 Early Head Start (EHS) families. The BASIC GOALS are to:
Family Activities and Parent Workshops also provide further opportunities to strengthen parent-child bonding, family development, increase family engagement, breakdown family isolation, and provide bonding and educational opportunities. ICC has also been addressing food insecurity through its partnership with Table-2-Table, providing fresh produce weekly to EHS families.
- Center-Based (classroom) Child Care
- Expectant Parents Program
- Home-Based Care
- Live in Ironbound (zip codes 07105 & part of 07114)
- Have 3 proofs of residence
- Be at 100% or below of poverty guidelines
Applications are available on site at The ELC every other Wednesday, beginning in March.
Solicitudes estarán disponibles cada dos miércoles, comenzando en Marzo.
Email the completed and signed application to/Enviar cumplimentado y firmado el documento de solicitud a: ApplyELC@ironboundcc.org