Center for Early Head Start
Center for Early Head Start
The Texas Tech University Center for Early Head Start program (CEHS) is an initiative of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies in the College of Human Sciences. CEHS is a federally funded program that received an Expansion Award in 2015 to partner with a childcare center, Lil' Precious Steps.
CEHS provides continuous and comprehensive child development and family support services to approximately 100 Lubbock families with children from 0-3 years. CEHS offers year-round, full-day childcare, home visits to pregnant mothers and young families, hot nutritious meals, developmental and health screening, and parent education and support to qualifying families at no cost to them through federal funding from the Department of Health and Human Services.
The goals of this program include enhancing the physical, social, emotional and intellectual growth and development of participating children as well as responding to the family's needs by promoting positive adult child interactions, and striving to support caregivers in their parenting role.
The mission of Texas Tech University Center for Early Head Start is to promote school readiness by nurturing the physical, emotional, social, language, and cognitive development of infants and toddlers; develop and strengthen families' abilities as primary educators of their children; and serve as advocates for children and families in a program that is supported by and supportive of state-of-the-art research.
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Texas Tech University Center for Early Head Start believes that children reach their highest potential in an atmosphere of caring and respect that offers many opportunities to learn in ways that meet the needs of each individual child.
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Center for Early Head Start Overview
CEHS focuses on the child and the family offering comprehensive childcare and parent
How do I apply?
The Center for Early Head Start accepts children from six weeks to three years of age, and all Center for Early Head Start services are free to those who meet income and eligibility guidelines. Learn more »
Enrollment tours are available:
- Monday - Friday: 8:30 - 4 p.m.
Please contact CEHS at (806) 765-2737 for more information.
A nationally accredited program
TTU Center for Early Head Start is accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Program Accreditation. The Academy is a division of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the nation's largest organization of early childhood educators. TTU Center for Early Head Start is licensed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) and serves as a Rising Star Vendor for Child Care Services.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.