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About Center for Early Head Start

What is Early Head Start?

The Center for Early Head Start (CEHS) supports the development, health, and well-being of young children and their families.

CEHS is a federally funded grant program that provides high-quality childcare and home visiting services free of charge to those who qualify.

Who is the program for?

The Center for Early Head Start accepts children from 6 weeks to 3 years of age who live in the city of Lubbock and who meet income and eligibility guidelines.

What are the program options?

The TTU Center for Early Head Start Home Based program consists of weekly one and a half-hour home visits, and weekly socialization opportunities.

The TTU Center for Early Head Start Center Based program offers high-quality childcare at the CEHS center. There are 8 children per room and two age groups.

Care is offered from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm.

TTU CEHS has partnered with Lil' Precious Steps, a local childcare center. CEHS services offered at the partner site include high-quality childcare, with priority for families who receive a child care subsidy.

All three program options operate year-round.

What are the costs?

All Center for Early Head Start services are free to those who qualify. Working families who receive a childcare subsidy at Lil' Precious Steps are responsible for the required parent fee, as designated by Child Care Services. In addition, CEHS provides all diapers, wipes, formula, food, basic care supplies, and all educational materials.

Where are you located?

The Center for Early Head Start center is located at 3315 East Broadway, Lubbock, TX 79403
Lil' Precious Steps, the partner site, is located at 918 Zenith Ave, Lubbock, TX 79403 

How do I apply?

Bring the completed applicationeligibility questionnaire, and required documents (birth certificate, address verification, income verification, shot record, and medical insurance information) to either location. Please call CEHS at (806) 765-2737 for more information regarding applying for the program.

Center for Early Head Start