About Us

 

ABOUT YOUNG FAMILIES EARLY HEAD START

Young Families Early Head Start (YFEHS) has been providing quality child care
for teen parents in the Billings community November of 1983. During that time, the
focus of the program was to support teenaged parents completing their high school
education.

With the inclusion of Early Head Start in 1998, a comprehensive approach to providing
intensive services to infants, toddlers, and their families became the focus of the
program. The YFEHS program now provides a comprehensive two-generation program
including intensive services that begin before the child is born and concentrate
on enhancing the child’s development and supporting the family during the critical
first three years of the child’s life.

YFEHS provides services to infants and toddlers, birth to three years of age, including
children with disabilities, whose parents are teenagers completing their high
school education, as well as parents obtaining post-secondary education/training in
college or technical schools, and working parents. We also provide prenatal classes
for students in preparation for parenthood. YFEHS is the only program in Billings
that provides comprehensive child care and support services for low-income parents at
no charge to families.

YFEHS offers parents opportunities for growth, so they can identify their own
strengths, needs, and interests, and find their own solutions. Our objective is to support
parents as they identify and meet their goals, nurture the development of their
children in the context of their family and culture, and advocate for communities
that are supportive of children and families of all cultures and socio-economic
groups.