Description:

CEEN Early Head Start is a federally funded program serving eligible children in Weld County with infant, toddler and family services at no cost to families. Colorado Early Education Network (CEEN) provides Early Head Start center-based services in Weld County, Colorado. Many of the communities served are small, rural, and separated by large distances; the largest community is the city of Greeley. CEEN Early Head Start is a comprehensive program that focuses on early childhood development, health, nutrition, mental health, family partnerships and works extensively with families and children with disabilities. CEEN Early Head Start has a total of 2 centers located in Weld County; centers are located in Greeley. CEEN Early Head Start serves eligible children, 6 weeks to 3 years of age. The total funded enrollment is 48 children.
Education and Early Childhood Development
CEEN Early Head Start recognizes that children have individual rates of development as well as different interests, cultural backgrounds, and learning styles. Our curriculum supports the need for individualized activities, helps to build social relationships, enhances the child’s understanding of self, and provides for the development of school readiness skills.
Health
The Health Area works in collaboration with various agencies to provide a broad range of medical and dental services. Health and nutrition education is provided to parents to promote sound physical child development.
Mental Health
CEEN Early Head Start promotes the philosophy of mental wellness. A Mental Health Consultant schedules regular visits to each classroom. Individual services are available for Head Start children and their families via contracted Mental Health providers as needed.
Disabilities
CEEN Early Head Start encourages children with disabilities to enroll into Head Start. Throughout the program year, CEEN Early Head Start screens and observes all children to identify any special needs. CEEN Early Head Start arranges services to be provided for children with disabilities at no cost to the parents.
Family Partnerships/Parent Involvement
CEEN Early Head Start considers parents an integral part of the total staff; we support them in their role as parents, and jointly develop goals for their children Parent participation is also encouraged in the decision -making process of their children’s education, as well as decisions concerning the overall planning of the program through the Policy Council. CEEN offers a literacy program at several locations or through referrals to other agencies. Community Partnerships are key to the success of CEEN Early Head Start. CEEN Early Head Start works directly with various social agencies to obtain needed assistance for families, and provide them with social services and educational training, to enable them to improve the quality and condition of their lives. CEEN Early Head Start does not provide transportation. We will work with families who have transportation challenges and will help problem solve on a case by case basis.

Primary Role of Program in Early Childhood Systems:

Direct Service

Service Area(s):

Weld

Population(s) Served:

Infants, Toddlers

Outcome-Based Activities The Program/Initiative Provides:

Family Support & Education

Families advocate for high quality comprehensive services and supports that lead to future success
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Health & Well-Being

Integrated and preventive maternal and child physical, behavioral and oral health services are available
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Health & Well-Being

All environments are safe, free of toxins, have affordable foods and offer physical activity
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Learning & Development

Formal and informal care environments and education practices reach the highest levels of quality
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Learning & Development

All children are ready for school and achieving by 3rd grade regardless of ability, race, place, income, language and culture
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Program evaluates effectiveness of activities and services:

Yes

Organization Details:
Colorado Early Education Network

710 11th Ave Ste L90
Greeley, Colorado 80631

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ECLC Framework Matrix: Outcomes > access, quality and equity