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Early Head Start

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Goals of Early Head Start–Prenatal to Age 3

  • Provides comprehensive infant/toddler services as well as services to pregnant women
  • Promote healthy prenatal outcomes for pregnant women
  • Enhance the development of very young children, and
  • Promote healthy family functioning

Cornerstones of the Early Head Start Programs

  • Support STAFF
  • Create CHILD development environments
  • Involve PARENTS
  • Develop strong COMMUNITY partners

4 Cornerstones of EHS


We Offer SUPPORT and GUIDANCE in the following areas:

  • Health and Nutrition
  • Child Development
  • Pre and Post Natal Education
  • Development Screenings
  • Safety
  • The Importance of Play in Learning
  • Family and Child Enrichment Experiences
  • Parent Involvement
  • Family Literacy
  • Transportation Services to doctor visits, etc.
  • Connections with Community Resources
  • Collaborations with community agencies including the Family Violence Prevention Program affiliated with the YWCA

Visit These Websites For Great Tips Related to Infant/Toddler and Prenatal Care:


For more information please contact:

Beth Prettyman, Early Head Start Manager
1 Orchard Road, Wheeling, WV  26003
304-233-3290, Extension 5002
bprettyman@npheadstart.org