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Early Head Start


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Early Head Start offers services focused on the developmental, social, health, and nutritional needs of expectant women and families with children birth to 3 years of age.  Services may be home-based with weekly home visits and monthly parent and child socializations or center-based full-day Early Head Start /childcare.  Both options provide full-year services.

Early Head start services are for pregnant mothers and children to 3 years old. There is an individualized teamwork approach to the development of children.

Options we offer:

  • Home or center based
  • Home visitors make weekly home visits
  • Two small group socializations per month.

Program Benefits:

  • Services to pregnant women during and after pregnancy
  • Parent education
  • Mental health services for children and families
  • Family support services
  • Comprehensive health & development services for children of all needs and abilities

Center Based

  • Full Day Services provided for children 6 weeks to 3 years old.
  • Teachers provide childcare and an educational curriculum.
  • Individualized programming for families.

What does it Cost?

  • Head Start program options  are FREE to eligible families
  • Full time center programs are subsidized on a sliding fee scale based on family income.  Eligibility is determined by local DHHS offices.

For more information, please call:

207.739.6536 or email

Click here for a list of our Early Head Start locations

Click here for our Early Head Start brochure.

Community Assessment of Franklin and Oxford Counties

Head Start Annual Report/Community Concepts/2012 Audited Financial Statements

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