Early Head Start

Early Head Start gives low-income pregnant women and families the skills they need to enhance their children's growth and development during the first three years of life. Our mission is to provide quality early childhood learning experiences and comprehensive family support services that enable families to succeed as their child's first teacher. We also provide access to community resources that foster healthy and self-sufficient families and offer enrichment activities for children with disabilities.

Services for children

  • Weekly home visits with hands-on child development activities
  • Parent-child focused socialization's
  • Inclusive environment for infants and toddlers with disabilities
  • Childcare center

Services for families

  • Prenatal education, support and referrals
  • Health and nutrition education, support and referrals
  • Behavioral health and wellness education and support
  • Support for families with children with disabilities
  • Various events, activities and volunteer opportunities

How to apply for Early Head Start

Early Head Start services are available to pregnant women and families with children under the age of 3. To qualify, you must have a family income at or below the federal poverty guidelines and a permanent residence in identified areas of West Philadelphia.

For more information or to find out whether you qualify for Early Head Start at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, call 267-425-9900 or e-mail us at ehsinfo@chop.edu.


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