An in-home program that serves children and families in Somerville, Cambridge, and Medford.
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. This is an in-home program where we come directly to you and provide support through home visits. 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, Cambridge, and Medford residents who meet federal low-income guidelines. We also accept up a percentage of families with incomes that exceed the federal low-income guidelines.
Services provided by Riverside Early Head Start include:
- Weekly home 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 training
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, Hindi, Urdu, Dari and Farsi.