Early Head Start
“Pasitos” Early Head Start program is a federally funded, comprehensive program that provides home-based and center-based programs for 120 pregnant women and children ages 0-3 that reside in the zip codes of 90201 and 90280.
The program offers services and support in the following areas:
• Health Services
• Nutrition Services
• Parent Involvement
• Mental Health
• Disabilities Services
HSA “Pasitos” Early Head Start program has a center, Hollydale Center, located in the city of South Gate for children of parents who work or attend school fulltime. Like our Home-based program, our Center-based Teachers incorporate educational activities that reflect the child’s interest in order to ensure development in different areas of knowledge.
Hollydale Center – 12221 Industrial Ave., South Gate, CA 90280
Center Hours: 8:00am – 3:00 pm
The Home Base Option offers and supports comprehensive services to children and their families through weekly home visits and group socialization experiences. Each home visit is focused on the parent as the child’s most important relationship and first teacher. The Home Base option requires the Home-based Educator (HBE) to visit a maximum of 12 families per week for a minimum of one and a half hours.
The purpose of the home visit is to help parents improve their parenting skills and to assist them in the use of the home as the child’s primary learning environment. The Home-based Educator works with parents to help them provide routines and experiences that enhance their child’s growth and development. Home visits must be conducted by a trained Home-based Educator with the consent of the visit jointly planned by the HBE and Early Head Start parents. The HBE conducts the home visit with the participation of parent or the child’s primary legal guardians in the family home. The home visits may not be conducted with childcare providers and other temporary caregivers. The HBE s, over the course of a month, will focus on all the Early Head Start program components, make referrals and provide additional support to families experiencing multiple and sustained stresses.
The Home Base option provides an opportunity for group socialization two times per month, either in an Early Head Start classroom, home, community facility or on a field trip. These socialization activities for the children emphasize peer group interaction. Socialization events will be held at:
Westside Center – 9200 State Street, South Gate, CA 90280
Bell Gardens Center – 6458 Florence Ave., Bell Gardens, CA 90201
The home based program operates all year long and families are able to participate for multiple years. The Home Based Educator will also not be conducting visits on holidays and training days.
Our program utilizes several research-based curricula that support children and their parents. The program integrates the High Scope Infant/Toddler Curriculum, Parents for Healthy Babies and the Parents as Teachers Curriculum in both of our program options. These curriculums assist the program and the parents in creating an effective daily routine and learning environment in both the home based and center based program.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.