The mission of the Durham Early Head Start (DEHS) Home-Based program is to promote healthy prenatal outcomes, enhance infant and toddler development and school readiness, and foster family well-being. Enrolled children and their families receive weekly home visiting services and are invited to two playgroups and one parent meeting per month.
The federally-funded Early Head Start program provides comprehensive child development services for low-income expectant parents and families with infants and toddlers ages birth to three. Initially funded in 2009, Early Head Start is provided in collaboration with Durham’s Partnership for Children.
Services are free to eligible families and are offered in English and Spanish.