A Systems Approach to Serving Pregnant Women in Early Head Start

A Systems Approach to Serving Pregnant Women in Early Head Start

Early Head Start (EHS) programs are in a unique position to support pregnant women through a combination of systems and services as required by the Head Start Program Performance Standards. EHS program managers will discover that services to pregnant women begin with planning; community partnerships also play a key role in serving pregnant women. EHS program managers may use their community assessment tools to gain an understanding of the needs of the population they are serving, as well as to identify available community resources.



About OpenDoors

This online tool supports home visiting staff and those who support them by presenting regulations, strategies, publications, and resources in a way that’s interactive, flexible, and adaptable to people’s needs. It offers the readerthe opportunity to read, review, rate, save, and organize material that’s engaging, supports understanding, and ultimately contributes to their expertise as home visitors and home visiting supervisors. It has been developed by the Early Head Start National Resource Center, and includes numerous resources produced by other national centers.

Prepared for the Office of Head Start, under contract # HHSP23320100009YC, by the Early Head Start National Resource Center at ZERO TO THREE.