|Welcome to Durham Early Head Start
The Durham Partnership for Children and the Chapel Hill Training-Outreach Project, along with Healthy Families Durham, have collaborated to bring a new program to Durham, North Carolina which will serve 120 children age birth to three and pregnant women who qualify. The Durham EHS program will serve these children and their families in two program options: center-based and home-based. Each option will enroll 60 children and families. Pregnant women will be enrolled initially in the home-based option.
Families receive one home visit per week from a qualified Home Visitor who provides materials and activities to help their child grow and learn. The home visitor provides support on parenting a child, health and nutrition. Playgroups and socialization activities are provided twice per month.Parents are encouraged to play an active roll in the management of DEHS by joining center committees and policy groups. Children are selected for enrollment based on family need. For more information and assistance in filling out an application for the home-based option, call Elisabeth Hargrove at Healthy Families Durham, 419-3474 ext 313.
We partner with four child care centers in Durham, including: Early Explorers, Primary Colors, Bryson Christian Montessori, and Little People where our children are placed. Children are selected for enrollment based on family need.Selected families commit to participate in home visits and parent-teacher conferences, receive information and support, and have an opportunity to attend parent meetings and to become active in the management of the Durham EHS program. We are currently accepting applications, and will begin enrolling children in August. For more information, please contact
To qualify for enrollment in the Durham Early Head Start programs, families must meet the poverty guidelines that are established by the US Department of Health and Human Services.
At time of enrollment, families must provide documentation to demonstrate that they are living at or below these guidelines.
2009/10 Head Start Family Income Eligibility Guidelines (130% of the Federal guidelines for poverty):
||Annual Family Income
|For each additional family member add:
Age and residence:
Pregnant women and families with children under age three who are living in Durham are eligible to apply for the Early Head Start program. Families with children age 3 and 4 and who reside Durham area are advised to contact Operation Breakthrough Head Start at 688-5541.
Click on the table below for Head Start enrollment applications (in English or Spanish) that you can print, fill out and mail along with additional required documents to
Durham Early Head Start
You will need to include the following documentation with your application:
- Completed and signed application
- Proof of income, (W-2, tax statement, 3 current pay stubs).
- Proof of child's age, (birth certificate or passport).
- Proof of Durham residency, (document with your name and address, electric, water or gas bill, lease agreement, deed, tax bill, etc).
|For Information about the Durham EHS program, contact
Durham Early Head Start
1201 S. Briggs Ave. Ste 110
Durham, NC 27703
For home-based option only:
Healthy Families Durham
411 W. Chapel Hill St. Ste 908
Durham, NC 27701