Early Head Start
We believe all children should have access to high quality early care and education.
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A child’s brain is 90% developed by age five, making the early childhood years one of the best opportunities to shape a child’s future. We believe all children should have access to high quality early care and education.
Infants and toddlers are given that chance through United Way’s Early Head Start (EHS) program. EHS provides child-development and family-centered services for low-income families in Hamden, West Haven, and New Haven. This two-generational program focuses on the well-being of the child, as well as building a relationship with the family. Children benefit from the nurturing and learning provided in a year-round, high-quality program, while parents are connected to services that enable them to pursue goals such as going back to school and getting a job.
United Way manages this complex program, using local funds to leverage federal dollars to meet a high priority need in our community. Starting early is a proven way to help children be successful in school and life, and is a big part of our strategy to make sure all children, no matter the obstacles, are ready for college and career.
2019-2020 Annual Report
Learn more about how we are making an impact through Early Head StartClick Here
To inquire about enrolling your child in our Early Head Start program, please contact:
All Our Kin: allourkin.org | 203.772.2294
Student Parenting and Family Services, Elizabeth Celotto Child Care Center: parentingstudents.org | 475.220.7455
Morning Glory Infant Toddler Center: mgelc.com | 203.398.4148
West Haven Child Development Center: whcdc.info | 203.932.2939
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