Early Head Start-Home Visiting

The Early Head Start–Home Visiting (EHS-HV) model provides high-quality, culturally competent child development and parent support services with an emphasis on the role of the parent as the child's first and most important relationship. EHS-HV targets low-income pregnant women and families with children birth to three.

To be eligible, most families must be at or below the federal poverty level. The EHS-HV model must make at least 10 percent of their enrollment opportunities available to children with disabilities.

The scope of services in the home-based model is comprehensive and includes the following:

  • Developmental screening, ongoing observation and assessment, and curriculum planning
  • Medical, dental, and mental health
  • Child development and education
  • Family partnerships and goal setting
  • Community collaborations to meet additional family needs

For additional information please visit the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge CenterYou may also contact Patricia Marickovich at the National Head Start Office for more information.