Early Childhood Services

A Great Beginning


CII’s Early Childhood programs support readiness by providing critical early childhood education for children birth to five and their families. CII’s early care and education programs focus on all domains of child development and strongly emphasize social and emotional development, as well as academic skills, in promoting school readiness.


Empowering Parents: Petra’s Story


Petra first came to CII fairly confident in her parenting skills. Six months into her second pregnancy, and already mother to two-year-old George, she sought the agency’s help as she prepared to welcome new baby Sophia. Petra’s time in CII’s home-based Early Head Start program transformed tentative confidence into self-empowerment. Working with Home Visitor Mona, Petra learned about child behavior, language, nutrition and interaction – becoming George’s most important teacher. Petra was inspired to share her knowledge and, with Mona’s encouragement, she completed her associate’s degree in child development. This fall, she will enter a baccalaureate program, the first in her family to attend college. Petra was recently hired as a CII Early Head Start Home Visitor. She now educates other parents to be the most important teachers in their children’s lives. “The program still helps me with parenting,” Petra says. “I often tell parents, ‘I started as a client here, and look at me now.’ I encourage them to let nothing stop them from reaching their goals, too.”


The goal of CII’s Early Childhood Services is to ensure the optimal development of children in their fundamental early years, and to prepare children and their families for success in school. Our center and home-based curricula support the engagement of parents, not only in the educational process, but as life-long advocates for their children.


The program still helps me with parenting. I often tell parents that I started as a client here, and look at me now. I encourage them to let nothing stop them from reaching their goals.Petra


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