Early Head Start (Infants/Toddlers)

Early Head Start



Centers that offer Early Head Start: Fredericktown | Gambier | New Hope (Mount Vernon) | Home-based



Early Head Start (EHS) is a comprehensive, federally funded, community-based program for low-income families. Its mission is simple: to promote healthy prenatal outcomes for pregnant women, to enhance the development of very young children, and to promote healthy family functioning. EHS serves pregnant moms and infants and toddlers with prenatal, home-based, or center-based services year-round.



Early Head Start provides:

  • Services to pregnant moms, infants, and toddlers birth through 36 months
  • Individualized services to help parents achieve independence and self-sufficiency
  • Connections to area agencies through resources and referrals including social services, medical, dental, physical, nutrition, mental health services, and disability services – all coupled with parent education, leadership, volunteerism, skill-building, goal-setting, and career opportunities
  • Children with disabilities are provided extra support with partnerships with the Knox County Board of Developmental Disabilities and the Help Me Grow program
  • Home-based and prenatal services with visits 90-minutes per week in your home, and regularly scheduled opportunities to join with other parents and guardians of infants and toddlers for social time, learning activities, and support groups
  • Center-based services for full-day, full-year childcare (for parents who are working or enrolled in school)
  • Services to families qualifying at 100% of the federal income guidelines; contact us for more information at (740) 397-1344