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    El programa en el hogar Early Head Start de Foundling funciona en Puerto Rico y atiende a embarazadas, bebés y niños pequeños. El programa promueve fuertes relaciones entre padres e hijos y ayuda a proporcionar experiencias de aprendizaje temprano de alta calidad.

    Los servicios de educación de apoyo para la primera infancia para las familias nuevas y futuras son fundamentales para preparar a los niños para una oportunidad de por vida. El objetivo de nuestro programa Early Head Start es preparar a los niños pequeños de comunidades desatendidas para la preparación escolar para que cada uno tenga éxito en la escuela y en la vida después de la escuela. Para lograr este objetivo, brindamos servicios a niños y familias en áreas centrales de aprendizaje temprano, salud y bienestar familiar, al tiempo que involucramos a los padres y cuidadores como socios en cada paso del camino.

    Success Stories

    Denisha Pursues Her Dreams

    After enduring physical violence at home and battling chronic depression, Denisha left home at age 14 and spent her teenage years in foster care. As Denisha approached her 18th birthday, she sought more independence – a transition that is hard for young people in foster care, who often lack a traditional support system. Denisha was driven to succeed, however, and applied to The Foundling’s Supportive Housing Program: a residential program that works with young adults to eliminate barriers to independent living.

    Partnering with Foundling staff, Denisha was able to address her mental health needs, learn important life skills, become financially stable, and pursue her educational aspirations. The Foundling was Denisha’s safety net as she learned the skills she needed to succeed on her own. This year, Denisha completed a Master’s program in early childhood education, was hired as a full-time 1st grade teacher, and recently moved into her own apartment. With The Foundling’s continued guidance, Denisha is excited for the next stage of her journey, and looks forward to what the future will bring.

    Our Continued

    Impact

    40%
    decrease in mental health crises in NYC schools utilizing our School-Based Mental Health Services
    50%+
    of teens in foster care are in special education, compared to 20% citywide
    43
    program sites in Puerto Rico serving pregnant mothers, new parents, and young children
    98%
    of families in STEPS and PFC avoided foster care placement
    87%
    increase in oral reading fluency by elementary students in our tutoring programs
    22%
    of young people who age out of foster care have a high school degree, compared to 67% nationally
    DID YOU KNOW
    Haven Academy, The Foundling's public charter school, is the only one of its kind in the country, targeting children involved in the child welfare system

    Resources

    To support hurricane recovery efforts, visit https://www.nyfoundling.org/puertoricorelief/

    HISTORY
    1987
    Evolving for the Child