Early Head Start
 Eligibility:
  • ​​Below 100% of federal poverty guidelines

  • Current proof of income, for 4-weeks

  • Use the calculator to determine if you are eligible (below 100% FPG), Eligibility Calculator (opens a new tab)

  1. select NJ 

  2. select family size*

  3. type in annual income

*If your family size is more than 5, contact HOPES to determine eligibility. 

Services provided:​

  • Comprehensive health services

  • Developmental and health screenings

  • Infant and Toddler High Scope Curriculum

  • Parent education and parent-child activities

Locations:

Center-Based (see map below)

  • Classroom setting

  • Nutritious meals

Home Based

  • Weekly home visits

  • Biweekly socialization activities in Plainfield and Somerset

 Eligibility:
  • Below 100% of federal poverty guidelines

    • Current proof of income, for 4-weeks

    • Use the calculator to determine if you are eligible (below 100% FPG), Eligibility Calculator (opens a new tab)

    1. select NJ 

    2. select family size*

    3. type in annual income

*If your family size is more than 5, contact HOPES to determine eligibility. 

Note: Children with disabilities are enrolled in     Early Head Start without regard to family income.

Locations:

     Home Visits and/or Group Meetings in

  • St. Ann's - 619 Jefferson Street, Hoboken, NJ

  • Park Ave - 322 Park Avenue, Plainfield, NJ

  • Belmont - 113 Belmont Drive, Somerset, NJ

Expectant Women

Services provided:

  • Advocacy for healthy and nutritious life styles

  • Early and continuing risk assessment

  • Mental health interventions and follow-up

  • Prenatal education & postnatal assistance

  • Assistance with entry of baby into Infant Toddler program (depending on availability of space and income eligibility)

Infants and Toddlers

“In HOPES Early Head Start,

I have received the best attention and services for my son. I thank the HOPES staff for their help and support to my child and for everything they have done to improve my son's development and education. I sincerely recommend HOPES to any parent in need of child care; they have the best staff ever and they care for the children with love.” 

Violeta P. 

Contact Me About Expectant Women
Contact Us About Infant & Toddler program

Hoboken, NJ

Diana Milne

PFCE Supervisor

1-855-OK-HOPES ext 1200​

Plainfield NJ

Deena Davenport Beasley

PFCE Supervisor

1-855-OK-HOPES ext 1701

Somerset, NJ

Kecia Page

PFCE Supervisor

1-855-OK-HOPES ext 1037

All Locations

Yvette Ypelaar

Health & Disabilities Services Manager

1-855-OK-HOPES ext 1110

Expectant Women & Center Based Locations
 
Click this icon              on the map to see full list of locations. Purple markers designate Expectant Women & Infant/Toddler locations.  

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