The Early Head Start program is a child care program federally funded by the government and open to low-income families. The Early Head Start program provides educational activities and care for children as well as parent education courses for pregnant women and families.
The goal of the government program is to provide a safe educational environment for at-risk children and families. The Early Head Start program focuses on developing the physical, social, cognitive and emotional well-being of infants and toddlers within the program. The program is also designed to provide community-based mentorships and support for parents and families in need of assistance.