Early Head Start 


It’s never too soon to start planning for your child’s life experience. The human brain begins forming early in prenatal life: within the first month of development. Once a baby is born, the first days, weeks and months are vitally important. Relationships with the closest people in a baby's life create the structure of the infant's brain. This period has the most opportunities—and vulnerabilities—for the baby’s development. 

Learn how to help with your baby’s development right away with Early Head Start. Call our enrollment hotline at (216) 589-9922 or fill out a web enrollment form (use button below). 

What is Early Head Start? 

Early Head Start serves pregnant women and once the baby is born, the mother and infant.  Early Head Start programs are available to the family until the child turns three years old and is ready to transition into Head Start or another pre-K program.  Early Head Start helps families care for their infants and toddlers through early, continuous, intensive and comprehensive services. 

  • Caregiving: to provide safe and developmentally enriching caregiving which promotes the physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of infants and toddlers, and prepares them for future growth and development; 
  • Parental Coaching: to support parents, both mothers and fathers, in their role as primary caregivers and teachers of their children, and families in meeting personal goals and achieving self-sufficiency across a wide variety of domains; 
  • Trained and Caring Staff: to ensure the provision of high quality responsive services to family through the development of trained, and caring staff.




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