Other MIECHV Programs in KansasEarly Head Start (KEHS) is designed to meet the individual needs of each child and family. Services focus on quality early education, parent education, comprehensive health and mental health services, nutrition education, family support, and child care for parents who are employed or attending school or job training.
Head Start Performance Standards require specific quality standards for the provision of services. Kansas Early Head Start programs require the involvement of the parents and community representatives in policy, program design, curriculum and management decisions.
KEHS offers children and families comprehensive services through weekly home visits and/or child care. Parents are provided the opportunity to improve their parenting skills, knowledge and understanding of the educational and developmental needs of their children. KEHS offers parents opportunities for their own growth and supports them in identifying and meeting goals.
KEHS is a quality initiative that requires KEHS grantees to partner with community child care providers. Child care may also be provided in a center-based infant/toddler classroom operated by the Early Head Start grantee. KEHS programs may provide quality training to child care providers who partner with them.