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Early Head Start

New federally funded Early Head Start program for infants, toddlers and expecting parents in the 90501, 90503 and 90505 zip codes. Click here for more information.

Early Head Start - Nuevo programa pagado con fondos federales para bebés, niños, y mujeres embarazadas que viven en el código postal 90501, 90503,90505. Haga clic aquí para más información.

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To view our 2011-2012 EHS Annual Report Click here.

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 pregnant women. Their mission is:

  • to promote healthy prenatal outcomes for pregnant women,
  • to enhance the development of very young children, and
  • to promote healthy family functioning.
  • PTN has been awarded a federal grant to fund a new Early Head Start Program. This program will serve 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 will promote infant-caregiver attachment through every stage from prenatal through age 3. PTN will launch its program and begin enrollment in early March, with plans to be fully operational by July. Eligible families must reside in the 90501, 90503 and 90505 zip code areas of Torrance. For enrollment information please call 310-328-0276, extension 308.

    Click here for EHS Pre-Application for Birth to 3 years old - English version.
    Click here for EHS Pre-Application for Birth to 3 years old - Spanish version.

    This federally funded two year grant will create numerous new employment opportunities. Click here for employment information.

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

    If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

    Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800)877-8339; or (800)845-6136 (Spanish).

    USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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