Early Head Start (EHS) is a free, state and federally funded program designed to promote school readiness for children from low-income families.
EHS serves pregnant women and families with children under age 3.
The primary focus of EHS is child development, parenting, goals to strengthen the family and self-sufficiency. EHS encourages parent involvement through regular visits to the child’s home, regular opportunities for parents to volunteer in the program, and special activities.
A center-based child care center, along with family child care providers, respond to the needs of working EHS families by offering high-quality, full-day, full-year child care, for low-income working families.
EHS is open to families who meet income-eligibility in Ellis, Rush, Russell and Rooks County.
Parent Educators meet with home-based parents weekly. Center-based family and child care families receive monthly contacts.
For more information about EHS, please contact us at 785-623-2430.