Early Head Start (EHS) is a U.S. government program for pregnant women and for low-income families with infants and toddlers. Early Head Start promotes healthy prenatal care for pregnant women, facilitates the healthy the development of young children and tries to create healthy family functioning. Each of the U.S. 50 states' Early Head Start programs is responsible for determining its own eligibility criteria with income being a significant factor in determining eligibility. For each U.S. state we have listed the information and website link to help you contact Early Head Start. To check out general government benefits visit GovBenefits. Click on your state in the box below to find out about the EarlyHead Start programin your state of residence.
Early Head Start Programs Listed by State
Additional Areas of Interest
Early Head Start Locator contains addresses and contact information for all Head Start and Early Head Start centers.
Early Head Start Enrollment Information You may find clicking on the following resource links to be helpful:
Breast and Cervical Cancer Detection programs in each state provide free breast and cervical cancer screening services.
Child Health Insurance Program provides free health insurance.
Child Nutrition Programs provide access to nutrition information and free and low-cost food.
Child Welfare Agency for each state can help with pregnancy, parenting, and foster care.
Department of Health can provide nutrition information and help as well as help with pregnancy and post-pregnancy concerns.
Department of Education can provide you with information about school nutrition and pregnancy programs.
Food Banks distribute free food to those in need.
Food Stamp Program helps persons with low-incomes to obtain food.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program can help keep you and your child warm in winter and cool in summer.
Medicaid in each state can help you with answers about free services offered to you and your child.
Unemployment Insurance benefits provide temporary financial assistance to a woman whose employment has been ended through no fault of their own.
WIC provides free food, nutrition counseling, and referrals at no charge.
Please visit our home page to read about our commitment to assist you and other pregnant women and birth mothers free of charge regardless of whether you place a child for adoption or intend on raising your child yourself.
Government Assistance Programs
We are completely and totally committed to doing everything possible to assist pregnant women, mothers and children (Click here to read more about our commitment to help you). With that in mind we have created one of the most complete sources of information to assist you and your child. Please click the following link to see our complete list of government assistance programs.