Child & Family Services

Riverside Early Head Start

Riverside Early Head Start - Riverside Community Care

Riverside Early Head Start

Serving children and families in Somerville

Are you preparing for a new baby or do you have an infant or toddler in your family? Riverside Early Head Start is a comprehensive early childhood program that partners with parents to promote children’s healthy development. Our services prepare children to successfully enter preschool and help families learn important parenting skills.

This program is designed to support families by promoting healthy prenatal care, infant/toddler care, and the well-being of the entire family. The goal is to give their young children a head start in their intellectual, social, and emotional development.

All of these services are free to Somerville residents who meet federal low-income guidelines and up to 10% of enrolled families may have incomes that exceed the federal low-income guidelines.

Services provided by Riverside Early Head Start include:

  • Weekly visits focused on child development and wellness
  • Parent-child playgroups and socialization activities
  • Health, safety, and nutrition education
  • Pre-natal information and support
  • Parent workshops and trainings

Riverside Early Head Start reflects the diversity of the community it serves. We welcome families from all cultural and ethnic backgrounds, and individuals with special needs. Our staff speaks English, French, Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Portuguese.

Riverside Early Head Start Annual Report 2016-2017

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We are pleased to share comments from the people we serve:

"I think that my life is worth living, thanks to the staff and the program."