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Enhanced Home Visiting Project

The Enhanced Home Visiting Project (EHVP) provides Early Head Start programs a unique opportunity to carefully assess and address the needs of "kith and kin" caregivers who provide services for children enrolled in Early Head Start. The participating programs will develop and implement enhanced home visiting models which recognize that, when a caregiver of an Early Head Start child is not the child's parent, it is important that the caregiver has the knowledge, training and skills necessary to help the child develop to his or her highest potential, including the development of such important skills as language, reasoning, and problem solving.

"Kith and kin child care is care provided by family (kin) and friends and neighbors (kith)." (Bank Street College of Education website, Frequently Asked Questions)

Early Head Start and Migrant Head Start Infant/Toddler programs serving children in a home-based option where the child's parents are working and the child is in the care of a relative or neighbor were invited to apply for funding to develop and implement an enhanced home visiting program to serve children in "kith and kin" settings. Twenty-four programs successfully competed to participate in the three-year project.

Early Head Start Enhanced Home Visiting Project Programs and Contact Information

Children's Friends & Service
Providence, RI
Teri DeBoise (401) 729-0008

Kennebec Valley Community Action Program
Waterville, ME
Patti Woolley (207) 859-1613
Northeast Kingdom Community Action
Newport, VT
Judie Kennedy (802) 334-8676

The Astor Home for Children
Rhinebeck, NY
Elizabeth (Betty) Colkin (845) 452-4167

Luzerne County Head Start
Wilkes-Barre, PA
Linda Lispi (570) 824-9050
Cen-Clear Child Services, Inc.
Philipsburg, PA
Shirl Smith (814) 342-5678
Monogalia County Board of Education
Morgantown, WV
Barbara Myers Cc:Sandy Walsh (304) 291-9330
Northern Panhandle Head Start, Inc.
Wheeling, WV
Marlene Midgett (304) 233-3290
Hamilton Center, Inc.
Terra Haute, IN
Jane Mahurin
Cc: Anita Lascelles (812) 231-8436
Community Action Wayne/Medina
Wooster, OH
Carla Unkefer (330) 264-8677
B-H-K Child Development Board
Houghton, MI
Rod Liimatainen (906) 482-3663
Eight CAP, Inc.
Greenville, MI
Nancy Secor
Cc: Madonna Adkins (616) 754-9315
Region 10 Education Service Center
Richardson, TX
Susan Casone
Cc: Leann Kite (972) 348-1600
USD #308 Head Start
Hutchinson, KS
Chris Baird
Vanest Freeman (620) 665-4851
Northwest Nebraska Community Action Council Head Start
Chadron, NE
Donica Aldalabih (308) 432-5018
Woodbury County Community Action Agency
Sioux City, IA
Joanie Drake (712) 274-9940
Developmental Opportunities
Canon City, CO
Paulette Bolton (719) 275-1616 x209
Maricopa County
Phoenix, AZ
Mindy Zapata (602) 506-5814
Shasta Head Start Child Development, Inc.
Redding, CA
Carla Clark (530) 245-2867
Early Head Start Family Center of Portland
Portland, OR
Cynthia Wells (503) 236-9389
Mountain Area Child and Family Center
Asheville, NC
Pat Sells (828) 298-0808
Alabama Council on Human Relations, Inc.
Auburn, AL
Sue Williams (334) 821-8336
Mt. Hood Community College
Portland, OR
Susan Brady (503) 491-6113
Mahube Community Council, Inc.
Detroit Lakes, MN
Bonnie Devore
Cc:Leah Pigatti (218) 732-7204 (218) 847-1385

Early Head Start National Resource Center @ ZERO TO THREE
2000 M. Street, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
202-638-1144 Fax 202-638-0851

This Web site was developed for the Office of Head Start by ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families, under contract No. HHSP23320042900YC from the Administration on Children, Youth and Families; Administration for Children and Families; U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, to operate the Early Head Start National Resource Center.

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