A safe, nurturing environment to learn and explore the world
Total # of Early Head Start & Head Start children, families and pregnant women served.
Early Head Start*
Love and attention should never get a time-out
Our Early Head Start programs provide children under the age of 3 with a safe, nurturing environment to learn and explore the world around them. And we provide pregnant women and expectant families with the support, care, and sense of belonging needed to meet the demands and challenges of their new lives.
At our 13 Early Learning Centers throughout DC, we ensure that each and every child is treated respectfully and fully encouraged in his or her journey, with full access to educational activities, health screenings, and nutritious meals.
Family members receive training and assistance in such areas as child rearing, job training, health and nutrition, and how to access free community resources.
We even make house calls
If you can’t get your child to one of our nearby 12 Early Learning Centers, we’ve still got you covered.
Our Home Base program, available in both English and Spanish, provides the same services as Early Head Start — but right in the comfort of your own home.
Home Base services also include weekly sessions to help get parents involved in their child’s learning, as well as ongoing training and support in health, nutrition, breastfeeding, school readiness, and how to access community resources.
For more information about Home Base, contact Yanet Hernandez at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-238-4605.
Meeting the growing needs of growing children
It’s not just the very youngest who need our time, love, and attention!
Our Head Start programs provide care and support to kids aged 3–5, offering a variety of educational activities, free medical and dental services, healthy meals and snacks, and the opportunity to play, learn, and grow in a warm, secure environment. We also engage and support children’s families, helping parents achieve their own academic and financial goals.
UPO provides Head Start services through partnerships with AppleTree Charter Schools and Educare DC.
For more information, contact Carmen Herrara at email@example.com or 202-238-4733.
Providing care from belly to cradle