Early Head Start

  • Early Head Start is a childhood development program for infants, toddlers, pregnant women and their families.

    Want to know if you are eligible for Early Head Start? 

    Contact us: 412-394-1371

  • The Allegheny Intermediate Unit's Early Head Start Program:A child gestures to another child while a third plays in the background.

    • Provides comprehensive child development and family support services to pregnant women and families with children birth up to the age of three. 

    • Strives to be an advocate for children and families to ensure that their children reach their full potential. 

    • Works to support healthy pre-natal outcomes for pregnant women, to support the development of infants and toddlers and promote healthy family dynamics.

    • Works collaboratively with parents/guardians to connect them with community resources for family well-being, social service agencies and organizations for crisis prevention and emergency assistance. Parent engagement is encouraged, with many opportunities available for family participation. Translation services are available for ESL families for initial applications and weekly visits.


    Additional Information

    • Click here to download a brochure with more details on AIU's Early Head Start program.

    • Click here to fill out the pre-application form.


    Where Is Early Head Start Offered?Five people stand and smile for the camera, one of them sitting in a chair.

    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 Can I Enroll?

    To find out if your family is eligible or for more information, please call 412-394-1371. All participants in the program must meet the income eligibility guidelines.

  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

    The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and student who are 18 years of age or older ("eligible students") certain rights with respect to the student's education records. Click the links below for more information.