Early Head Start

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Early Head Start

The goal of Early Head Start is to strengthen and empower families to lead productive, self-sufficient lives and to raise healthy, well-rounded children who enter school with the readiness skills needed to succeed.

Early Head Start (EHS) is a federally-funded, community-based program for low-income families with infants and toddlers, and pregnant women. Its goals are to promote healthy prenatal outcomes for pregnant women; enhance the development of very young children; and promote healthy family functioning.

EHS is free of charge to those who qualify according to federal income guidelines. The program serves prenatal women, children through age 3, and their families.