Boys Town Louisiana Early Head Start Program Attends Urban League School Expo Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 Page Image Page ContentBoys Town Louisiana's Early Head Start Program has been serving hundreds of children every year in the New Orleans community since its opening in 2015. The program is dedicated to helping parents prepare their infants and toddlers for school. In order to reach those in need of services, the Early Head Start Program continuously engages in recruitment events in order to actively inform families with eligible children about the services offered through the Early Head Start Program. On Saturday February 4, 2017, Boys Town Louisiana's Early Head Start Program participated in the Urban League School Expo. This year's expo was held at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and featured a variety of different schools from the New Orleans area. About 100 public, private and charter schools attended, allowing a couple thousand community members to learn more about different education programs and services offered through these schools within New Orleans and surrounding communities. The Early Head Start Program was able to set up a booth and engage in active recruiting to provide the necessary information to those most in need of services while collaborating with families to promote children's health and well-being. The Early Head Start Program staff educated families about the importance of comprehensive screenings such as medical, oral, nutrition, mental health, homeless, and disability services offered within the program. The event was held from 10a.m.- 2p.m. allowing Boys Town Louisiana to provide an increase in exposure within the community. Around 50 families were informed of relevant services that they could potentially utilize through the Early Head Start Program.Learn more about the Early Head Start Program.