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Head Start Family Child Care Home Ages 3-5

The Head Start Family Child Care Home program offers child care services in a Family Child Care Home setting for children ages 3-5. Children enrolled are cared for by Licensed Child Care Providers in a private home that maintains the same access to all comprehensive services provided by Head Start. Child care providers are required to follow all the Head Start Performance Standards.

Family benefits:

  • Full day, full year high quality child care
  • Ongoing comprehensive services include:
    • Nutrition
    • Dental care
    • Mental health
    • Health care
    • Support for children with disabilities
    • Other family needs
  • Ongoing assessment and support of social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth and development
  • Diapers, wipes and formula are provided to families at no cost while in child care

Child care provider benefits:

  • Access to comprehensive support for children and families
  • Assistance with materials and equipment for family child care home or center
  • Coaching and mentoring from a child development specialist
  • Access to a monthly quality supplement for each enrolled child
  • Opportunities to obtain a Child Development Associate Credential or other approved degree/certification
  • Professional growth opportunities

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Click here to learn for more information on eligibility requirements for the FCC program.