Early Head Start

Research has shown that early intervention is key in a child’s physical, cognitive, social and emotional development. The Tallatoona CAP, Inc. Early Head Start Child Care Partnership joins forces with State-licensed child care centers to provide high quality education services to infants and toddlers—from six weeks to three years old—and their families, and in a strong, relationship-based environment.

The Goal: To prepare children for success as they transition to preschool and beyond.
Our program utilizes the research-based Creative Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers, which can be tailored to each child in order to both address needs and build on strengths. Through meaningful activities that are a match for each child’s stage of development, children are encouraged to explore, discover and gain confidence in their abilities.

Parents: The FIRST Teachers
Because we know that parents are the primary educators of their children, we urge them to take an active role in their child’s education. Through Family Partnership Agreements, we encourage parents to set goals for personal and family growth. Parent conferences and home visits provide additional  opportunities for parents to gain a deeper understanding of their child’s development as well as to set educational goals for their child(ren).

Health First
We assist parents in making sure their child is up to date on Baby Well Checks, as recommended by the Early and Periodic, Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) schedule. We also work to ensure each child has a medical home, dental exam and vision and hearing screenings. And while in Early Head Start, children receive nourishing meals and snacks in accordance with USDA guidelines.

It’s never too early to get your child ready for school—and life!

For more information please contact contact our Central Office at 770-382-5388 Ext. 118, 121 or 122