Who Are We?
We are an Early Head Start program in Torrance, California. From the success of the original Head Start program, which began in 1965, the Federal government expanded this successful program to include infants and toddlers. In 1994, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services created Early Head Start (EHS).
EHS is a federally funded community-based program for low-income families with infants and toddlers, and for pregnant women. Their mission is:
PTN has been awarded a federal grant to fund an Early Head Start Program. This program serves as an innovative model with its inclusion of therapeutic services combined with the Early Head Start's mandated health, nutrition, dental, social services and parent involvement opportunities. Through home and clinic based visits, the program promotes infant-caregiver attachment through every stage from prenatal through age 3. Eligible families must reside in the 90501, 90503 or 90505 zip code areas of Torrance. For enrollment information please call 310-328-0276, extension 308.
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