Early Head Start
Early Head Start is a federally funded community-based program for low income pregnant women and families with infants and toddlers aged 0 to 3 years.
- Healthy Development
- Home-Based Model
We are constantly looking to enroll prenatal to three years old children and families in our Early Head Start, home-based program.
The 2012 Poverty Guidelines for the 48 Contiguous States and the District of Columbia are listed here.
To enroll your child, please include the following documents to complete your child's eligibility (application instructions):
For more information about EHS enrollment, please contact
, Enrollment Specialist, at 206-399-8033.
Early Head Start encourages the healthy development of infants and toddlers by:
- Providing quality, multi-cultural early education services
- Parent education and parent-child activities
- Comprehensive health and mental health services
Early Head Start Goals are:
- To partner with parents to enhance their children’s physical, social, emotional and educational development
- Assist pregnant women in accessing comprehensive prenatal and postpartum care
- Supporting parents in building positive, care-giving relationships with their children while honoring each families home culture, language and self-identified needs
- Strengthening families confidence in their ability to advocate for equal access to community resources, jobs, schools and services
- Welcoming and fully including children with disabilities and facilitating early intervention services for children will special needs.
Our Home-Based model:
- Services are provided by home visitors that meet with families once a week for 90 minutes in their home to provide quality child educational activities, parenting education, physical and mental wellness services and family support services.
- Families also attend bi-monthly socialization events where they participate in educational activities that support their goals for their children and have the opportunity to positively interact with others parents and their children.
- Prenatal home visiting services are also available for income-eligible pregnant women and their families
- Prenatal and child development education
- Birthing plans
- Providing information about community resources and assisting with referrals
- After delivery, the newborn is eligible for continued enrollment into the Early Head Start program.
For information about our program in other languages, we have flyers available in: English, Spanish, Somali, Chinese, Vietnamese and Thai.