Texas Tech University

Early Head Start Program

Human Development and Family Studies

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Early Head Start

The Texas Tech University Early Head Start program (EHS) is an initiative of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies in the College of Human Sciences. EHS is a federally funded program which received an Expansion Award in 2015 to partner with a child care center, Lil' Precious Steps.

EHS provides continuous and comprehensive child development and family support services to approximately 100 Lubbock families with children from 0-3 years. EHS offers year-round, full-day child care, 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.


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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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Texas Tech HDFS Early Head Start Overview

Early Head Start Overview

EHS focuses on the child and the family offering comprehensive child care and parent education.
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Early Head Start Infant Program

Infant Program

Ages: 6 weeks to 18 months
Class Size: 8
(3 classrooms)
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Early Head Start Toddler Program

Toddler Program

Ages: 18 months to 3 years
Class Size: 8
(3 classrooms)
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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 »

Enrollment Tours

Enrollment tours are available:

  • Monday - Friday: 8:30 - 4 p.m.

Please contact EHS at (806) 765-2737 for more information.

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A nationally accredited program

NAEYCTTU EHS 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 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.

Early Head Start