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What is Early Head Start?

Early Head Start is a Federal program that provides comprehensive services to promote family and child development.  To be eligible to apply for Early Head Start you must be a pregnant woman or a child under 29 months of age.  


What documentation is required to apply for Early Head Start?

  • Proof of the child’s birth: birth certificate, hospital record, or Medicaid card.

  • Proof of income for the previous calendar year: 1040-tax form, W-2 form(s), pay stub(s), unemployment, workman’s compensation, veteran’s benefits, alimony, child support, military pay, social security, or documentation of current public assistance, (TANF or SSI).

  • A current doctor’s immunization record for child applicants.  (Child must be up-to-date on immunizations to apply for EHS childcare).