Texas Tech University

Early Head Start Program

Human Development and Family Studies

Early Head Start

Early Head Start is a federally funded grant program administered by Texas Tech University. This program provides high quality childcare and home visitation services free of charge to families who qualify. This program primarily serves families living and working in east Lubbock and is located away from the University campus at 3315 E. Broadway.

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Learn more about Early Head Start

Texas Tech University 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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Early Head Start Child and Family Focus

Child & Family Focus

Early Head Start supports the child and the family.
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Early Head Start Family Engagement

Family Support

Family engagement is a priority
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Early Head Start Health Support

Unique Health Support

Support is provided through observation and play with children at the center and in their homes.
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How do I apply?

Early Head Start accepts children from six weeks to three years of age, and all Early Head Start services are free to those who meet income and eligibility guidelines. Learn more »

The admissions process is easy:

1. Eligibility Questionnaire

Complete the Eligibility Questionnaire.

2. Application

Fill out the Early Head Start Enrollment Application and gather all required documents listed in application.

3. Return Items

Bring the completed Application, Eligibility Questionnaire, and required documents (listed in application) to 3315 East Broadway, Lubbock, TX 79403.

A nationally accredited program

In addition to remaining in good standing with the Office of Head Start and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, this program is accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The program is one of only four accredited programs in Lubbock, and the only program exclusively serving infants and toddlers who live in poverty and for whom all services are free of charge.

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