Give your infant a Head Start with the Early Head Start Program

Studies like this one from Babysparks.com, prove that infants are already learning from inside the womb. It would make sense then to utilize the earliest stages of an infant's life to continue their education and programs like Head Start, and Early Head Start have always lead the way to do so, especially for low-income families.

Now, with programs like Early Head Start, your child will have the best opportunities for growth, physically and cognitively.

What is Early Head Start?

Early Head Start is celebrating its 25th year serving eligible pregnant mothers and children ages 0-35 months.

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, "EHS programs are designed to nurture healthy attachments between parent and child (and child and caregiver). Services encompass the full range of a family's needs from pregnancy through a child's third birthday" and include family-centered services for low-income families with very young children.

Where will Early Head Start be located in Victoria?

The new Early Head Start program is located at 1202 Laurent St. at F.W. Gross School here in Victoria.

A Frequently Asked Question

One of the most common questions asked is if parents who exceed the eligibility guidelines still enroll their children in the Head Start and Early Head Start programs?

Head Start programs may enroll up to 10% of children from families that have incomes above the Poverty Guidelines. Programs may also serve up to an additional 35% of children from families whose incomes are above the Poverty Guidelines.

 

How can I apply?

In order to qualify for the program parents must meet poverty guidelines and can find more information on the Early Head Start eligibility page by clicking here.

You are also welcome to call 1-866-763-6481 for additional information as well.