Child development begins at birth.

Our Early Head Start program provides critical education and other child development services during the years when children need them most.

Beginning in fall 2015, low-income families in Forsyth County have access to Early Head Start, a full-day, family-centered early learning and child development program that operates year-round for infants and children through 3 years of age.

A New Model of Collaboration

Family Services partners with community child care centers to provide Early Head Start classrooms for infants and toddlers, strengthening our community’s system of early childhood development programs.

Children enrolled in Early Head Start can “graduate” into our Head Start program and have the benefit of up to five straight years of immersion in a research-based curriculum.

More than Classroom Education

Young children who develop physical, reasoning, motor, and healthy social and emotional skills are better prepared for the next stage in their young lives. In addition to providing early childhood education, our Early Head Start program provides critical child development services.

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Additional services

  • Health screenings
  • Social and emotional health screenings and services
  • Nutrition
  • A variety of volunteer activities and opportunities for involvement
  • Social services, if and when needed
  • Evaluation and follow-up services to help children with disabilities and special needs cope and adapt

For more information about Early Head Start, contact Family Services Child Development Program at 336.727.0617.