Family Foundations Early Head Start’s goal is to embrace positive developmental outcomes of children through supportive services to the child, family, and community where they live.
—14 children transitioned to Head Start programs
—24 pregnant mothers received prenatal care
—2564 home and virtual visits were conducted
—41 fathers participated in Early Head Start programming
Who We Serve:
Family Foundations at CHS provides child development and family support to low-income families with children from birth to age three and pregnant mothers in the North Side and Hill District neighborhoods of Pittsburgh. Family Foundations services are also available in Clairton, the East End, Sto-Rox, and Turtle Creek through the University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development.
Family Foundations promotes the optimal social, intellectual, emotional, and physical development of children. Home visitors support parents in their role as caregivers, teachers, and providers, so that parent/child relationships and families will develop to their fullest potential. They also work with the families to promote and enhance existing community resources for the benefit of children and their families.
Family Foundations is a neighborhood based program made up of caring people who happen to be experts in child and family development. Family Foundations was created by the University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development as a program of the University of Pittsburgh Early Head Start Grant. Family Foundations operates in six local communities to provide information and fun ways for parents and children to learn and grow together.
Who We Partner With:
University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development
How to Apply:
Please contact one of the sites below. The North Side location serves neighborhoods in the North Side, while the Strip District location includes the Hill District, the Strip District, Bloomfield, Polish Hill, and Lawrenceville. If you are not sure which location would serve you, or if you live in a neighborhood other than one of these, please call 412.246.1660 to be connected to the right location.