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 February 5.
Solicitudes estarán disponibles cada dos miércoles, comenzando el 5 de febrero.
Email the completed and signed application to/Enviar cumplimentado y firmado el documento de solicitud a: ApplyELC@ironboundcc.org