By: Khadijah Muhammad, MSEd, MSW, Director, Early Head Start
Celebrations and acknowledgements are important to keep us connected and feeling hopeful especially during these times. In 2022, Health Federation of Philadelphia (HFP) is celebrating 25 years of providing family-centered services to pregnant women, infants, and toddlers through the Early Head Start (EHS) program.
Early Head Start is a federally funded program that serves infants and toddlers under the age of 3, and pregnant women. EHS programs provide intensive comprehensive child development and family support services to low-income infants and toddlers and their families, and to pregnant women and their families. EHS programs are designed to nurture healthy attachments between parent and child (and child and caregiver). Services encompass the full range of a family's needs from pregnancy through a child's third birthday.