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Early Head Start

What is Early Head Start?

The Early Head Start (EHS) program is for low-income infants, toddlers, pregnant women, and their families. EHS programs promote healthy prenatal outcomes, enhance the development of very young children, and promote healthy family functioning.



There are two different program options in Early Head Start. These options are Home Based or Center Based. Below, you will find information about each one of these.

Home Based:

This option will serve pregnant women and infants. Pregnant women will receive a home visit from a Home Visitor one time per week. Services will include access to prenatal health care, prenatal education, and breastfeeding education. EHS staff members can individualize the program to support expectant parents and meet family needs during the prenatal period. Expectant parents will attend a support group twice per month with other expectant parents in the program that will include educational topics and fun activities.



Infants and their families will receive a home visit from a Home Visitor one time per week lasting 1

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