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Early Head Start

​​Early Head Start® — School Readiness Partnership

One of the most important tasks for parents of an infant or toddler is getting their child ready for school. School readiness is the key to a child’s future academic success, not only in the classroom but also in relationships with other students and teachers and the development of positive study and learning habits.

It is never too early for parents to begin preparing their child for a life of formal learning.

Boys Town Louisiana and Head Start ® recognize this great need in our community. That’s why they have teamed up with three local Four Star early childhood care providers to form the Early Head Start School Readiness Partnership (SRP).

The School Readiness Partnership provides high quality, comprehensive and seamless school readiness services for families of infants and toddlers in low-income New Orleans communities. These services are mainly for young parents who could benefit from learning additional parenting skills and having additional support and resources to help them reach their goals and build a happy, healthy family.

Early Head Start offers:

  • A full-day early childhood program with a research-based curriculum at a Four Star quality child care facility
  • Ongoing assessments to monitor a child's progress
  • Dental, health, nutrition, mental health and disability services
  • Family-based support services that can meet needs identified by the family. These include:
    • Boys Town In-Home Family Services ® — Trained Consultants work with families in the comfort of their own homes, providing support and assistance, enhancing parenting skills, and linking families to needed resources in the community.
    • Boys Town Care Coordination Services — In this case management program, Consultants identify a family’s strengths and needs, and link them to services that will help support and nurture their well-being while promoting school readiness for children.
    • Boys Town Common Sense Parenting ® (CSP) — CSP classes are presented by trained instructors who teach parents how to enhance their parenting skills and build healthy relationships with their infants and toddlers.

To find out if you qualify for the Early Head Start program or for more information, please call Boys Town Louisiana’s administrative offices at 504-293-7900.

Applicants should have the following information available:

  • Proof of income
  • Child's legal birth certificate
  • Proof of residency
  • Child's immunization records
  • Proof of pregnancy (for pregnant women)
  • Medicaid or insurance card

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