Early Head Start (EHS)

A Happy Early Head Start Family

Early Head Start is a federally-funded child development and family support program for pregnant women and families with children birth to 3 years old. HFP’s program is home-based and provides comprehensive services including early childhood education, health, nutrition, and family support.  In addition,  Early Head Start connects families to community resources and meets the special needs of children with disabilities.

Our Goals

  • To assist families with their child's growth and development during the first three years of life
  • To connect families with community resources that can assist them in becoming self-sufficient
  • To meet the special needs of children with disabilities
  • To provide information on health and nutrition


  • Are currently pregnant or have a child under 3 years of age
  • Live in the following zip codes: 19120, 19121, 19122, 19124, 19126, 19132, 19133, 19140, 19141
  • Have a child with a disability
  • You meet the federal income guidelines

Our Services

Our program provides services specifically designed for children, parents, caregivers, and the entire family! 

For Children

  • Weekly home visits
  • Group socializations
  • Developmental screenings
  • Early intervention referrals
  • Health & nutrition resources


For Parents & Caregivers

  • Prenatal education
  • Postpartum support
  • Infant massage education
  • Family goal setting
  • Transitioning to Head Start
  • Parent empowerment
  • Parent involvement
  • Wellness education
  • Mental health screenings
  • Trauma sensitive services
EHS August 2022 Activity Calendar


Click here to begin enrolling today! 

For Enrollment Information Contact:

Lisbel Madera at 215-223-5200 ext. 155

For General Program Information Contact:

Khadijah Muhammad, Director at 215-223-5200 x124