Durham Early Head Start

A program of Durham’s Partnership for Children, Durham Early Head Start (EHS) is a free and comprehensive child development and family support program for low-income expectant women and families with infants and toddlers (birth to age 3). Families are given the choice between two models: intensive home visiting (for families to use their home as the place for learning) or high-quality center-based childcare (for families who demonstrate need for childcare services).

Note, this is a separate program from the Durham Head Start and Early Head Start operated Families & Communities Rising, Inc. We recommend you explore both options to find the solution for your needs.

Who We Serve:

Low-income expectant women and families with newborns and children up to age 3; foster children, homeless children and children from families receiving public assistance as well as children with documented disabilities may be eligible regardless of income

Where Can You Get Services:

Services are provided at home or various childcare centers in Durham

How To Get Connected:

Visit the links below, submit your application online in English or Spanish, or call 919-403-6960 for assistance.



Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish

Learn More:

Durham Early Head Start: dpfc.net/our-work/durham-early-head-start

Durham Early Head Start Home-based Program: ccfhnc.org/durham-early-head-start-home-based-program/

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