Early Head Start

father and sonThe Early Head Start (EHS) program serves lower income infants, toddlers (children 6 weeks old to 2 years, 11+ months old) and their families. The program is center-based, and provides early childhood care and development, as well as family support services on a year-round basis.

Our EHS staff and caregivers have specialized training in infant/toddler development, with the skills and experience to provide an individualized program to meet each child’s health, education and nutritional needs. There are soft places for babies to sit or lie down, and comfortable, private spaces for mothers to breastfeed their baby. Mobile infants have lots of space to crawl and pull up on. Toddlers have ample space to walk, run and climb. Classroom materials are developmentally appropriate and foster healthy social, emotional, cognitive and language development in a safe, warm, caring environment.

The EHS program is seamlessly aligned with our existing Head Start program (for 3 to 5 year olds) in order to deliver a unified birth-to school continuum of high quality, comprehensive early childhood education to every child, in parallel with an equally comprehensive family development program that builds a solid foundation for successful transition to Kindergarten and lifelong learning.

The Early Head Start Program provides comprehensive child development services including education, health, nutrition, mental health, disability services, and social services including family and community partnerships.

Where to Apply in Danbury:

Monday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
37 Foster St. (Danbury Head Start Center) 
Danbury, CT 06810
Call us with questions at:
(203) 743-3993

Where to Apply in Norwalk:

Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
11 Ingalls Ave. (Ely Center) 
Norwalk, CT 06854
Call us with questions at:
(203) 791-5090

Documents to Apply for Head Start (Documentos que se necesitan para aplicar al programa Head Start):

1. Program Application
Must be filled out completely in advance of appointment.
Aplicacion – Ed obligado tener la aplicacion completa antes de la cita de registracion.

2. Personal Identification (Identification Personal)
Driver's License (Ina Licensia) Or/o State Identification (Identificacion del Estado)

3. Proof of Income (Prueba de Ingreso)
Tax Forms – 1040 or W2 (Forma de los impuestos – 1040 or W2) Or/o
Current Pay Stubs or Letter from Employer (4 Talones de los cheque de pago o una carte del Jefe) Or/o
Public Assistance Letter (Una carta de asistencia publica) Or/o
Unemployment Compensation (Compensation de Desempleo)

4. Child Support Documentation (if applicable) (Documentacion si recibe ayuda del padre en case de separacion)

5. Child's Birth Certificate – Long Form (Certificado de Nacimiento – forma larga)

6. Immunization Record (Tarjeta de Vacunas)
Authorization for the Administration of Medicine by School Personnel
Refusal of Medication Administration by Head Start Staff (Rehuso De Medicina)

7. Physical (Examen Fisico)
Need TB, HGB/HCT, & Lead Results recorded on form by Physician

8. Proof of Residency (Prueba de donde vive):
Utility Bill (Page de Luz), Or/o
Lease Agreement (Contrato de Renta)

9. Emergency Contact Information (3 or 4 Numeros de emergencia de familiars o amigos que puedan recojer a su nino (a) en casa de una emergencia y usted no sea localizado)