In addition to the Early Head Start classrooms, our program partners with several childcare programs in the community to provide quality childcare services that meet Early Head Start Performance Standards.

  • Pumpkin Patch Daycare
  • Michelle Phillips Daycare
  • Heritage Youth Development Center

Thinking of becoming an Early Head Start Childcare Partner?

Early Head Start (EHS) is looking for new Childcare Partners. We have a long and reliable record of partnering with local childcare providers to increase the quality of care for infants and toddlers. We are looking for partners who love seeing children and families grow and develop.

Partners of Early Head Start don’t have to recruit families or ask families for payment. We do this for our partners. EHS contracts with local childcare partners for a specific number of slots. We guarantee payment for each slot.

We provide free training and technical assistance on issues related to child development, licensing, and developmentally appropriate activities.

We also offer funds to help partners obtain their Child Development Associates Credential and go to college. For more information, contact Cathy Slade at cslade@escswa.org or 417-627-2060


EHS Partnership Brochure