Children, Family & Adult

Contact Us

  • Report Abuse/Neglect
    Statewide Hotline Number: 1-844-CO-4-KIDS (1-844-264-5437)

    Avon
    100 W. Beaver Creek Blvd. 107
    P.O. Box 3419
    Avon, Colorado 81620
    Phone: 970-328-7026

    Eagle
    551 Broadway
    P.O. Box 660
    Eagle, Colorado 81631
    Phone: 970-328-8840

    El Jebel
    0020 Eagle County Drive, Suite E
    El Jebel, Colorado 81623
    Phone: 970-328-9586

    Fax: 855-848-8826
    (all locations)

     


Early Head Start

Early Head Start (EHS) is a federally-funded community-based program for low-income, pregnant women and families with children younger than age three. Its mission is to strengthen families with information, support and education to:

  • Promote healthy prenatal outcomes for pregnant women,
  • Enhance the development of very young children, and
  • Promote healthy family functioning

Watch a short video that provides more information about Eagle County Early Head Start in English or Spanish.

Note: If you have a child that is between the ages of three and five, please contact the Head Start program through Eagle County School District at 970-328-3942 or visit their website for more information.

The Eagle County Early Head Start program offers different service options within Eagle County, all of which include Home Visits. During the home visits, the family receives parenting information, enrichment activities, developmental screenings, parent support and linkages to community resources. Some of our program options also include child care services at our contracted facilities. Services available vary depending on location.

The service options are: 

1. Home Visitation Only – Expectant women and families with children under the age of three receive weekly home visits by trained Early Head Start staff and join parent-child playgroups twice a month. Available in all of Eagle County.
2. Child Care/Home Visitation Option 1: Children attend a child care facility two days per week and receive home visits twice a month. Available at the Family Learning Center in the Eagle River Valley and at Basalt Campus Kids in the Roaring Fork Valley.
3. Child Care/Home Visitation Option 2: Children attend a child care facility four days per week and receive home visits once a month. Available at the Family Learning Center in the Eagle River Valley only.
4. Child Care/Home Visitation Option 3: Children attend a child care facility five days per week and receive home visits eight times per year. Available at the Family Learning Center in the Eagle River Valley only.

If you would like to apply to receive Early Head Start services, and you are pregnant or have a child who is 30 months or younger, please complete the online application, available in English and Spanish

You may also download an Early Head Start application in English or Spanish and turn it in at your nearest Human Services office or scan and email it to earlyheadstart@eaglecounty.us. Call 970-328-2613 for more information.

 Additional Resources: 

Early Head Start Annual Report 2016 English

Early Head Start Annual Report 2016 Spanish

Early Head Start Community Assessment

Early Head Start Calendar 2017 English

Early Head Start Calendar 2017 Spanish