Early Headstart


Program Information:

Welcome to Early Head Start, a federally funded community-based program designed to support and empower families with pregnant women, infants, and toddlers up to age 3 who meet federal guidelines. We are dedicated to providing comprehensive services and fostering healthy development during these critical early years.
Our program offers a full-day experience, ensuring that your child receives high-quality care and education for more than 6 hours each day, five days a week. We understand the importance of consistency and continuity in a child's early years, and our extended hours allow us to provide a nurturing and enriching environment for your little one.


Ages 6 weeks up to 3 years


7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.


Laura Elliott-Goudeau
Family Advocate
What is Project Construct?
Project Construct is an approach to teaching that is based on what we know about learning. Project Construct incorporates curricular goals and assessment tools that are linked to state and national standards that reflect current knowledge about how children learn and develop.
What does a Project Construct classroom look like?
In a Project Construct classroom, each child is valued and respected, both as a learner and as a person. Educators using Project Construct support children’s development as individuals, as learners, and as members of a classroom community.  
Along with a thorough understanding of curriculum (what children need to know and be able to do each grade level), teachers in Project Construct classrooms:
• use students’ interests to motivate and engage them in learning
• encourage children to collaborate and work together
• allow children to take initiative, express opinions and make choices
• view children’s errors as learning opportunities
• assess children’s thinking, as well as their work, in order to teach more effectively
Project Construct teachers also believe that the classroom environment is an important tool for helping children learn. Room arrangements and daily schedules, while carefully designed, are flexible. Student work is on display everywhere, signaling to students that the room belongs to them. There are tables for children to work together in groups and individual spaces for independent work.
To meet the needs and interests of young children the daily schedule offers a balance between child-initiated and teacher-initiated learning experiences, relatively free movement activities and more restricted, quieter activities, individualized, small-group, and large-group activities. In addition, the schedule is built upon careful consideration of the young child’s needs for nutrition, bathroom breaks, rest, and vigorous exercise.
Communication Folders
Your child will come home with a communication folder on their first day of school. This is where the teacher will place any important letters/notes, flyers, or children’s artwork. Please take the material out of the folder when you have read it. This folder should come to and from school every day with your child. If you need to send a note to the school or have a request, please place it in the folder so that it can be brought to the teachers’ attention.
Extra Clothing
We do ask that each child brings an extra pair of season-appropriate clothing to keep at school for accidents. These will be kept in their bin inside the classroom. If your child has an accident the soiled clothes will be sent home in a plastic bag. If your child goes home in borrowed clothes from our classroom, please clean them and return them promptly.
Label Everything
Please label any item that you bring to school. We cannot keep track of everything that is in your child’s cubby. Make sure you label jackets and coats.
Family Pictures
EHS tries to make all families and children welcome. Part of our process in doing so is to ask all families to provide the classroom with a family picture that will help make your child feel more welcome and safe in the classroom.