Carey Services’ Early Head Start program has documented results, and we’ve received the state and national recognition to go with it.
The program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and also has achieved a Level 4 rating — the highest possible — from the state’s Paths to Quality program.
Early Head Start is a federally funded program for families with children under three years old and pregnant women who meet Head Start income guidelines.
Enrollment is available for children with disabilities. Early Head Start works with First Steps to ensure that children with disabilities receive quality and comprehensive services.
All Early Head Start services are FREE to qualifying families.
Services and Educational Opportunities
The Family Services Coordinator will help you locate resources available in the community to support and assist you in enhancing your quality of life.
The licensed mental health consultant is available to meet with you to address any behavioral or mental health concerns or questions.
The EHS nurse will assist you in keeping your child current on all well-child visits, immunizations and screenings, along with addressing any health concerns or questions you might have.
The nutrition consultant is a registered dietician and can provide suggestions on improving your family’s nutrition. The consultant also provides guidance to our classroom nutrition services.
The child development/disabilities coordinator will assist you monitor your child’s development and/or address special needs services.
Affiliations & Links
Carey Services’ Early Head Start program is affiliated with many leading state and national programs. Below are some of them:
- National Head Start Association
- Indiana Head Start Association
- Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA)
- Division of Family Resources (State of Indiana Day Care Licensing)
- National Association for the Education of Young Children (national accreditation system)
- Paths to Quality (voluntary Indiana quality rating system for child care programs)
- Prevent Child Abuse Indiana (PCAIN)
- Child Care Development Fund (CCDF)
- Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
- Head Start Locator (assistance in finding any HS/EHS nationally)
- Child Care Solutions (assistance in finding community child care by county)
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We are an agency who respects Diversity, Equality and Inclusion
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
- You may speak directly to the Classroom Supervisor or the Vice President of Early Childhood Education for the paperwork to file a complaint. Call 765-668-8961 extension 177 for more information.