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YWCA Early Head Start

In 2015, The YWCA was awarded a five-year renewable Early Head Start Child Care Partnership grant from the Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families. With this grant, the YWCA is able to provide year-round child care for children ages 6 weeks to 3 years (including those with disabilities) whose families are homeless and/or live below the poverty line. We are also able to provide comprehensive child development and family support services as part of this program. In March of 2019, the YWCA was awarded an additional 1M 5-year combined grant for Early Head Start Childcare Partnership and Early Head Start Expansion services. This allows for the YWCA to serve an additional 68 children in Stark County.

In 2021, 292 children participated in the YWCA Early Head Start through the original grant and expansion grant.

Early Head Start Enrollment

The YWCA Early Head Start is currently enrolling children aged 6 weeks to 3 years including infants and toddlers with disabilities. Enrolled children and families are provided with classroom environments that encourage age appropriate exploration, developmentally appropriate lessons, developmental screenings upon enrollment, as needed, and much more!

High quality child care is available through Early Head Start for children in Stark County through six child care partner sites and two in-home family providers in Stark County including Alliance, Canton and Massillon.

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