Comprehensive services for children ages 0-5
The Community Action, Inc. Head Start/Early Head Start (CAI HS/EHS) program provides comprehensive services for children ages 0-5 and serves approximately 250 infants, toddlers, pregnant mothers, fathers and preschoolers. This program offers:
CAI HS/EHS is federally funded by the Administration for Children and Families. The Office of Head Start provides guidance, oversight and on-going monitoring of the program.
We are a member of the National Head Start Association, the New England Head Start Association and the MA Head Start Association. Head Start and Early Head Start operate in nearly every community in the United States and its territories.
CAI HS/EHS Administration is located at 75 Elm Street in Haverhill, MA. 978-372-5052.
Our classroom centers are located in Haverhill and Newburyport and are licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) and are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Program options include:
CAI HS/EHS offers the support for your family:
CAI-HS/EHS serves the following Massachusetts cities and towns: Amesbury, Georgetown, Groveland, Haverhill, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Salisbury, and West Newbury.
All children ages 0–5 are eligible for CAI HS/EHS if they meet the federal income guidelines. We may fill 10% of available slots with over-income families and an additional 10% of available enrollment slots are reserved for special needs children. No child shall be excluded because of race, color, gender, national origin or disability, from participation in CAI HS/EHS.
There are no fees, however, families that are enrolled in the full day/full year center-based program will have fees based on the MA EEC sliding fee scale. When school is in session (128 days) parents will pay a part-time rate. When school is closed, parents pay a full day rate.
Most applications are completed during the annual spring recruitment however applications are accepted throughout the year.