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
The Eagle County Early Head Start program offers three service options:
- Center-Based Child Care – Children receive early care and learning services in a child care setting that is reinforced by monthly home visits by Early Head Start staff.
- Home Visitation – 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. These visits and gatherings provide parenting information, enrichment activities, developmental screenings, parent support and linkages to community resources.
- Combination Child Care & Home Visitation – Children attend child care two days per week and receive home visits twice a month.
Download a Head Start application in English or Spanish or call 970-328-2601 for more information.
Early Head Start Annual Report
Early Head Start Community Assessment