A proven way to prepare your child for the academic environment.
High-quality care for infants and toddlers.
Youth Policy Institute’s Early Head Start (EHS) program provides early, continuous, intensive, and comprehensive child development and family support services to low-income infants and toddlers and their families, and pregnant women and their families.
YPI’s Early Head Start is currently accepting applications for the 2017–’18 program year. Upon completion of two new facilities in Hollywood, EHS will provide a full eight-hour early childhood education program to 89 infants and toddlers (from six weeks to two and a half years of age), totaling 236 days of programming over the course of the year.
Families and their children enrolled in our program will receive quality comprehensive services in education, nutrition, physical and mental health, including added support to children with suspected or identified disabilities. We’ll also connect your family to other resources in the community and engagement opportunities that support school readiness.
If you are interested in enrolling your child for Early Head Start, please follow the application links below or email Anahi Lopez at email@example.com to schedule an appointment to complete an application with our team.
THE GOALS OF EARLY HEAD START
To provide safe and developmentally enriching caregiving which promotes the physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of infants and toddlers, and prepares them for future growth and development;
To support parents, both mothers and fathers, in their role as primary caregivers and teachers of their children, and families in meeting personal goals and achieving self sufficiency across a wide variety of domains;
To mobilize communities to provide the resources and environment necessary to ensure a comprehensive, integrated array of services and support for families;
To ensure the provision of high quality responsive services to family through the development of trained, and caring staff.
COMPREHENSIVE SERVICES PROVIDED
Health and nutrition
Mental health and disabilities referrals
Parent, family and community engagement
ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE
Age verification record
Proof of employment/unemployment
Proof of enrollment in a vocational/educational program
Families receiving TANF, SSI, CalWORKS, and/or homeless automatically qualify
*Children 0-3 for qualifying families. Children with special needs welcome!
SERVING ZIP CODES
90004 | 90027 | 90028 | 90029 | 90031 | 90032 | 90038 | 90065
EARLY HEAD START CENTERS
YPI EHS VINE CENTER
1147 Vine Street
Los Angeles, CA 90038
YPI EHS WESTERN CENTER
1014 Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
EARLY HEAD-START HOME-BASED OPTION
YPI also offers the EHS home-based option for delivering comprehensive services. This option is provided through weekly home visits to each enrolled child and family. The home visitor provides child-focused visits that promote the parents' ability to support the child's development. Twice per month, the program offers socializations opportunities for parents and children to come together as a group for learning, discussion, and social activity.