Early Head Start 25th Anniversary

Happy birthday, Early Head Start! The Office of Head Start is celebrating 25 years of providing family-centered services to pregnant women, infants, and toddlers through the Early Head Start program. 

Early Head Start Benefits Children and Families

A national evaluation conducted by Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., and Columbia University's Center for Children and Families, in collaboration with the Early Head Start Research Consortium, found...

Early Head Start Programs

Early Head Start (EHS) programs serve infants and toddlers under the age of 3, and pregnant women. EHS programs provide intensive comprehensive child development and family support services to low-income infants and toddlers and their families, and to pregnant women and their families.

About the Early Head Start Program

Early Head Start programs provide family-centered services for low-income families with very young children designed to promote the development of the children, and to enable their parents to fulfill their roles as parents and to move toward self-sufficiency.

Head Start Programs

Head Start programs prepare America’s most vulnerable young children to succeed in school and in life beyond school. To achieve this, Head Start programs deliver services to children and families in core areas of early learning, health, and family well-being while engaging parents as partners every step of the way.

Home-Based Option

Many children and parents receive Early Head Start and Head Start services right in their own home! Home visitors come once a week and work with parents and their children.

Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Collaboration Office

The Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Collaboration Office (MSHSCO) promotes high quality direct service delivery through collaboration, coordination, and alignment of high quality services for all MSHS grantees and delegate agencies. The MSHSCO serves a vital role in facilitating opportunities for and fostering new partnerships to build a sustainable, comprehensive early learning system for MSHS children, families, and communities.

Head Start Collaboration Offices

Head Start Collaboration Offices (HSCOs) facilitate partnerships between Head Start agencies and other state entities that provide services to benefit low-income children and their families.