This application is for NEW APPLICANTS ONLY if YOU or your CHILD have previously attended the program and have filled out forms with one of our case managers please contact the center at 508-765-4738 and ask to be directed to one of the case managers. DUPLICATE or INCOMPLETE applications will delay the process. Reminder: you can attach / upload documents to this application. Please have proof of income and your child’s birth certificate ready.
Worcester Community Action Council’s Early Head Start program operates as a home-based model serving families from pregnancy through infants/toddlers to age three in Southern Worcester County. The focus of the Early Head Start program is to involve the parent or the primary care giver in the education of their child. Weekly home visits provide the opportunity for parenting support, education as well as community referrals. Early Intervention services are provided when needed.
Parents are considered the primary educator of their children, and therefore are strongly encouraged to become involved by attending parenting workshops, volunteering and becoming members of parent-center committees and policy council.
Socializations are an important component of the Early Head Start program. Youngsters are provided an opportunity to meet new friends and interact with others their own age. Parents are likewise able to meet other parents of young children.