Home Visitation Services

Branch ISD Early Education program offers a number of programs for prenatal to school age children.

Early Head Start (EHS)  is a home based program specializing in infant and toddler development; we build special relationships with families to help them reach self  sufficiency by connecting them to community resources,  teaching, listening, and supporting.Building Supportive Relationships Between Parent and Child.

Early Head Start enrolls and serves Head Start eligible pregnant women and their families with infants and toddlers age 0-3 years.  EHS works with parents to enhance their child’s physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development; assists pregnant women to access comprehensive prenatal and postpartum care; supports parents’ efforts to fulfill their parental roles and helps families move  toward self-sufficiency.

Early On is a network of services for children who are developmentally delayed, or at risk of developmental delays because of an established medical condition or who have a disability.  Early On services children from birth to 3 years of age.  Eligibility is not based on income and our services are free to the family.

Family Success Program is a free program for families with children ages 0 – 5 years. We answer parenting questions and provide information and ideas about child development. Our home visits generally last about an hour and are made around your schedule. How often we visit is also up to you. Whether it be once a week, every two weeks or once a month.

 

370 E. Chicago St Suite 400

Coldwater, MI 49036

Phone: 517-279-0033

Fax: 517-278-1340

Below you may find answers to many common questions. If you need more assistance please do not hesitate to contact our office.

What are the income eligibility guidelines for Early Head Start?

  • Families with incomes below the  federal poverty guidelines
  • Pregnant teens
  • First time parents
  • Homeless parents with infants or toddlers

Household SizeFederal Poverty Level 100% *
112,140
216,460
320,780
425,100
529,420
633,740
738,060
842,380
For each add'l family member add
4,320

* Families at or below 100% of poverty must be referred to Head Start. Enrollment in GSRP is deferred until the referral process is complete.

What services does Early Head Start provide?

  • Prenatal education and support
  • Parent support and parent/child activities
  • Referrals for health, care, social services, housing and food assistance
  • Referrals for job training, GED, health insurance, and public benefits
  • Group activities and parent-child socialization meetings.

What services does the Family Success Program provide?

 

  • Learn how to help your child reach their fullest potential.
  • Personal visits with fun activities to promote learning.
  • Parent groups get together;  family, food, fun and hot topics.
  • Weekly play groups for children ages  0-5, siblings and parents.
  • Connections to community resources.
  • Excellent resources; handouts, videos, articles and information

 

Who is eligible for Early On services?

Children, birth to 3 years, who have a diagnosed physical or mental condition which has a high probability of resulting in development delay.

Children, birth to 3 years, if they are currently experiencing developmental delays in one or more of the following areas: cognitive development, physical development, speech and language, pyschosocial development, or self help skills.

What are the services offered by Early On?

Possible Early On Services (if eligible)

  • Speech Pathology
  • Audiology
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Psychological Services
  • Service Coordination
  • Diagnostic Medical Services
  • Early Identification
  • Screening
  • Assessment Services
  • Health Services
  • Nursing Services
  • Social Work Services
  • Vision Services
  • Special Equipment
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Transportation
  • Counseling (family, group, individual)
  • Family Skills Training
  • Home Visits
  • Special Instruction