Early Head Start

Call 412-394-5880 For More Information Or To Enroll

What Is Early Head Start?Girl With Poster

Early Head Start is a childhood development program for infants, toddlers, pregnant women and their families.  Staff work with families to promote children’s development; assist pregnant women to access prenatal and postpartum care; support parent’s efforts to fulfill their parental roles; and help families to move forward toward self-sufficiency. 

Who Is Eligible for Early Head Start?

Early Head Start is designed primarily for families who meet the income eligibility guidelines.

Where Is Early Head Start Offered?

The AIU’s Early Head Start program offers services to the following communities:

  • Northern neighborhoods - Avalon, Bellevue, Coraopolis, Emsworth, Ingomar, Leetsdale, Natrona Heights, Plum Boro., Ross Twp., Tarentum, West View, Wexford
  • Eastern neighborhoods -  Monroeville, Wilkinsburg
  • Southern neighborhoods - Bethel Park, Bridgeville, Carnegie, Duquesne, Heidelberg, Homestead, McDonald, Munhall, Scott Twp., South Fayette, South Park, Upper St. Clair
  • Western neighborhoods - Crafton, Imperial, Ingram, Moon, Robinson

How Are Services Provided?

Families participating in the home-based option will receive weekly visits from a  home-based visitor who will work with them to promote child-parent relationships and increase the child’s skills through a variety of learning experiences.  This “home-based” option is available for all communities.

In the Carnegie and Duquesne neighborhoods only, an Early Head Start classroom will be available. Classroom hours are 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Please call for more details on the classroom.

How Can I Enroll in Early Head Start?

To find out if your family is eligible or for more information please call Shannon McGee, EHS Director at 412-394-5880.

Latest News in Early Head Start 

Check out the AIU’s Facebook page for the latest updates in Early Head Start news.



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