The Home-Based option is a way to offer services to children and families in the home.

The Home Visitor and parent create a dynamic, on-going and trusting relationship, which supports the bond between the parent and the child.  The parent and the Home Visitor work together to create and sustain a warm, nurturing home environment for the young child.  The Home Visitor builds on the principles of adult learning to support parents as they foster the growth and development of their child.  Home Visitors make regularly scheduled weekly home visits to families, which last a minimum of 1 ½ hours.  Home visits reflect the Creative Curriculum.  Nutritious snacks are brought into the home as well as monthly cooking activities made with the child and parent.

Home-Based Programs:

  • 72 Head Start children are served 10 months a year (Sept.-June)
  • 70 Early Head Start children are served 10 months a year, plus a 6 week summer session
  • Socialization days are held every Monday at the Cambridge and Dix Ave. centers
  • Nurturing Days for Early Head Start children and families are available 2x/month, rotating among the Dix Ave., Cambridge, and Whitehall Centers.


  • Home-Based Coordinator
  • Home-Based Manager/Health Worker
  • 13 Home-Based Visitors