Early Head Start

Program: Early Head Start

Director: Pamela Wildnauer

Address: 571 Second Street Fall River, MA 02721

Telephone: (508) 678-2961

E-Mail: PWILDNAUER@cfcinc.org

Fax: (508) 678-5294

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Brief Program Description: Early Head Start is a home-based program which provides services for low-income expectant couples and families with infants and toddlers. Early Head Start is a comprehensive, two-generation program which includes intensive services that begin before the child is born and concentrate on enhancing the child’s development by supporting the family during the critical first three years of life. Call 508-678-2961 and ask for an intake appointment.

Eligibility: Infants and toddlers to age 3, and pregnant mothers.

Documentation Needed: Proof of income.

Application Process: An appointment must be made with the Early Head Start Program Clerk for an interview. The interview will discuss documentation of income, health concerns, developmental and social concerns, family history, etc.

Criteria for Selection: Age and income are considered first; availability of space is also a factor. At least 10% of those enrolled must be children with disabilities and up to 10% may come from families who are over income guidelines.

Serving: Fall River, Somerset, Swansea, Westport, Freetown, Dighton, Rehoboth, Seekonk, Berkley and Lakeville.

Options: Home base model, home visits during the week and one “Discovery Day” for socialization per week, for infants, toddlers and their parents.