Early Steps is a culturally relevant, early childhood education service for pregnant women and children birth to age 5 in families with several risk factors, including low-incomes and poverty.
The program assists voluntarily enrolled families through biweekly home visits, regular parent-child groups and book exchanges at schools, and through community events. An Early Steps Specialist works with staff trained in best practices who are based at elementary schools.
- Children will enter school with skills necessary for school success.
- Parents will have the skills and knowledge to be their children’s first teacher and support their education.
- Home/school connections will be strong, and children will be prepared for a smooth transition to school.
- Early childhood knowledge and skills in the community will be increased.