Early Head Start

Early Head Start

Early Head Start

All Our Kin’s Early Head Start program provides free or low-cost, quality child care for eligible infants and toddlers in New Haven, West Haven, and Hamden. These family child care programs are neighborhood-based, culturally diverse, and offer flexible, full-day, full-year programming.

Watch this video for an overview of the services provided to children and families through Early Head Start. Check out this report for family child care perspectives on the benefits of partnering with Early Head Start.

Program Outline

All Our Kin's Early Head Start program welcomes applications from families and child care providers of all races, ethnicities, religions, nationalities, family structures, sexual orientations, genders, ages, and abilities. We are actively engaged in developing a culturally competent community that values equity, inclusion, and justice.

Benefits to Children
  • Access to high-quality care in an engaging and loving environment
  • Close monitoring of health and wellbeing as well as social, behavioral, physical, emotional and cognitive development
  • Partnerships with local early intervention programs, such as CT Birth to Three, to serve infants and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities 
Benefits to Families
  • Collaboration between staff and families to support children's ongoing development and learning
  • Assistance with obtaining physical, mental, and oral health services for children
  • Connections to housing, food, and income supports
  • Opportunities to build community and develop leadership skills
Benefits to Child Care Providers
  • Pay at rates that are higher, and fairer, than those currently available through the state’s child care subsidy program
  • Materials, supplies, and quality enhancement funds
  • Individualized professional development plans and access to regular trainings
  • Program visits, mentoring, and ongoing support from nurse consultants, child developmental specialists, and other EHS team members

For more information

Call (203) 833-9945 to speak with Cinthia Perez, All Our Kin's EHS Family Services Associate.. Learn more about the EHS eligibility criteria and program benefits for families and children in English and Spanish. View and print All Our Kin's EHS family eligibiity snapshot application (available in English or Spanish). View and print All Our Kin’s EHS provider application in English or Spanish