Early Head Start

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.

To help your baby learn & grow:​

  • Play with your baby

  • Smile with your baby

  • Provide age appropiate 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 BONUS’s include:

  • $520 Yearly Bonus for a full time Early Head Start Child.

  • $50 a month for supplies.

  • $3.00 Per hour rate for Toddlers (25 months to graduation)

  • $3.25 Per hour rate for Infants (0 to 24 months)


For more information on becoming a provider

contact Kathy at Early Head Start.


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.” 


Click to download:

Parent Handbook

Resource Guide



Ask to join our Facebook page for families and EHS childcare partners.  This page is designed to share information about upcoming events in our Early Head Start program, parenting tips, upcoming events in the community, share pictures, and support one another in the process of parenting.  

If you would like more information about our program you can fill out an interest form here:


Early Head Start

1021 4th Street Clay Center KS 67432

Ph:  785-632-5399

Clay County Head Start

314 Court

Clay Center KS 67432

Ph:  785-632-2195

Cloud County Head Start

1001 E. 7th

Concordia, KS 66901

Ph:  785-243-1645

Washington County Head Start

117 W. College Street

Washington KS 66968

Ph:  785-325-2261

Ottawa County Head Start

612 N. Rothsay

Minneapolis KS 67467

Ph:  785-392-2794

Republic County Head Start

1812 L Street

Belleville KS 66935

Ph:  785-527-2300