Lawrence County Early Childhood Academy

Early Head Start

Early Head Start serves pregnant women, infants, and toddlers age birth to three years,

including those with special needs

The goals of the program are to promote:

1) Healthy prenatal outcomes for pregnant women;

2) Physical, cognitive, language, and social and emotional development of the infants and toddlers served;

3) Healthy family relationships;

4) Highly qualified and nurturing staff;

5) A seamless delivery system of community collaboration.

Early Head Start staff serves as advocates and liaisons between pregnant women and service providers. Home visits with prenatal moms focus on their pregnancy.


Early Head Start provides comprehensive services to pregnant women, infants, toddlers (birth to three yrs.) and their families. Families can choose home based or center collaboration services, whichever best meets their needs. Families can transition from one option to another as needed, provided there is an opening.

Center Child Care collaboration provides Early Head Start services to families in need of childcare, while enhancing the child care environment. Ongoing training and mentoring is provided to childcare center staff through hands-on activities. Families receive two home visits* per year to update the progress of their child.