Child Care Partnership
The EHS Child Care Partnership is the newest program to join our already established Head Start and Early Head Start Programs. The Child Care Partnership provides full time care and Early Head Start Services to 33 infants and toddlers of working families in Marion and Polk Counties. This is done in a contracted Partnership with In-Home Family Child Care Providers that were already established in our community. In addition 27 teens and their children are served by Salem Keizer Teen Parent Program and the YMCA for the Central Teen Parent Program in Independence. For a total of 60 Children and Families receiving services.
Parents must be working a minimum of 25 hours a week during normal daycare open hours and teens must be enrolled in High School to qualify. Children and Families receive all the same services as our traditional center based Early Head Start program, including home visits, conferences, health and wellness support, family services and goal setting. As with the Head Start and Early Head Start Program, this is free to parents and all supplies for children are provided.