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Early Head Start is a free home visitation program for children ages 0-3, and prenatal moms.   We work with connecting families to community resources and many more benefits. The main focus is the parent-child relationship. At Early Head Start the expectation is that each parent will 
find support in working out a balance between his or her own needs and the child's needs. To do this we share experiences, ideas, and observation times. 
Parents sort out what works for them and what doesn't work. Parents can also feel free to share problems because they know it's okay to have problems in the big job of parenting.

Early Head Start

To help your baby learn & grow:​

  • Play with your baby

  • Smile with your baby

  • Provide age appropriate foods

  • Show your baby how special he or she is by reading, interpreting, and responding to their cues (nonverbal signals). Cues are how a baby lets you know what he or she needs.

  • Provide comfort when they are upset or crying.

  • Set daily routines for your baby

  • Tell your baby you love him or her

Would you like to partner with Early Head Start to be an EHS Provider?

Some of the BONUSES include:

  • $520 yearly bonus for a full time Early Head Start child

  • $50 a month for supplies

  • Up to $40.00 per day for infants 

  • Up to $35.00 per day for toddlers

  • Paid personal days

  • Paid holidays


For more information on becoming a provider

contact Kathy at or 785-632-5399.


Parent Comment

 “My FC is amazing.  My daughter transitioned between FC’s with ease.  She isn’t afraid to get silly with my daughter, and I love everything she  brings.  Informative, fun, creative, communicative, and friendly"

Parent Comment

“I have been very pleased with everything that my FC has done for me & my son.  
The EHS program has been so helpful & resourceful in helping me with my child to learn & grow.   He has learned so much from the program & for that I am truly grateful.”

Parent Comment

“I feel like she really understands how to connect with children.  
She is always so understanding & helpful.  She’s very knowledgeable & answers any questions that we may have. 
We have enjoyed being enrolled in EHS!    I have learned so much about raising a child & other information.” 


Executive Director: Audrey Waid
1021 4th Street Clay Center KS 67432
Ph:  785-632-5399

Clay County 

Program Director: 

Lisa Daniels

314 Court

Clay Center KS 67432

Ph:  785-632-2195

Cloud County 

803 Valley Street
Concordia, KS 66901

Ph:  785-632-5399

Ottawa County 
Site Director: Erin Nisbeth

612 N. Rothsay
Minneapolis KS 67467
Ph:  785-392-2794

Republic County 
Site Director: Glenda Willis

1813 E. Frontage Road/Hwy 81  Belleville, KS 66935
Ph:  785-527-2300

Washington County 
Site Director: Teresa With

117 W. College Street
Washington KS 66968
Ph:  785-325-2261 ext. 248

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