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Early Head Start

What is Early Head Start?

ehs-1Early Head Start (EHS) Serves Pregnant Women and Children From Birth to Age 5; Providing Guidance, Information and Direct Services that Foster Healthy Development for Children and their Families During a Child’s Most Formative Years.

Today 600 EHS programs serve approximately 45,000 low-income families.


SERVICES EARLY HEAD START PROVIDE FOR LOW-INCOME FAMILIES:


  • Teaches Healthy Parenting Skills to Families
  • Evaluates Children for Physical, Social and Emotional Development
  • Referrals for Health Care and Social Welfare
  • Resources for Job Training, Medical/Dental Care and Family Counseling


RESULTS FROM A NATIONAL EVALUATION SHOW:


  • ehs-2EHS 2 year-Olds scored higher on infant cognitive development than other children.
  • EHS Parents for 2 year-olds that read more to their children were more likely to stimulate cognitive, language development.
  • EHS mothers were less likely to use physical punishment to discipline their children.
  • EHS also partners with existing childcare providers; to provide guidance, professional training that help caregivers meet Head Start Performance Standards.

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Our Mission

The Mission of the Region VII Head Start Association is to ensure quality services for children and families by promoting and supporting the effectiveness of State Head Start Associations, Local Head Start Programs, and members.

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Lee's Summit, Missouri 64082

816.550.6388
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