Early Head Start

Early Head Start LogoEarly Head Start (EHS) is a federally funded community-based program for low-income families with infants and toddlers and pregnant women. Its mission is simple:

  • to promote healthy prenatal outcomes for pregnant women,
  • to enhance the development of very young children, and
  • to promote healthy family functioning.

Head Start services also include developmental screenings and assessments, medical and dental exams and follow-up, home visits designed to support the families' role as the child's primary educator, parent involvement activities, and many more.

Eligibility requirements include income, child's age, special needs of the child, families' employment status and special needs of the family.


NMCAA Early Head Start Centers

ECLC Infants & Toddlers (formerly Children and Diplomas) 1405 S. Cottage Grove / Kirksville, MO 63501


Bright Beginnings 1701 N. Elson / Kirksville, MO 63501


Prenatal Program 20 Devlin Place / Kirksville, MO 63501



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