Early Head Start Program
Early Head Start
Texas Tech University Early Head Start (EHS) provides comprehensive services to 96 families with pregnant mothers and children up to three years. Located in East Lubbock, TTU EHS offers year-round, full-day child care, home visits, hot nutritious meals, developmental and health screening, and parent education and support to qualifying families free of charge. TTU Early Head Start receives federal funding from the Department of Health and Human Services and is part of the College of Human Sciences, department of Human Development and Family Studies.
TTU Early Head Start serves as a site for instructional experiences for university lab students who work with children in the classroom and practicum students who serve in a variety of settings. In addition, TTU EHS provides interdisciplinary research opportunities for faculty and graduate students in fields such as child development, family nutrition, personal finances, classroom and playground design, and teacher-child interactions in the classroom.
TTU 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.
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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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Early Head Start Overview
EHS focuses on the child and the family
offering comprehensive child care
and parent education.
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 are available:
- Monday - Friday: 8:30 - 4 p.m.
Please contact EHS at (806) 765-2737 for more information.
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 from families with low incomes for whom all services are free of charge.