Services to Enrolled Pregnant Women

Some Early Head Start programs may also decide to serve pregnant women in addition to children. Learn about the requirements in 45 CFR § 1302.80.

Engaging Expectant Families, Including Fathers

Early Head Start (EHS) staff engage pregnant mothers and expectant families as they prepare for their new baby. Connecting families to comprehensive prenatal care, such as nutrition education, oral health care, and mental health supports, is all part of the process. This includes engaging fathers from the beginning. Understanding what to expect during pregnancy and after the birth can help young families feel better prepared to face parenthood.

Early Essentials Webisode 3: Expectant Families

Learn more about the growth and development that happens during the prenatal period. Explore how to build relationships with expectant families and find ways to help them access needed comprehensive services.