Stafford Early Head Start

Stafford Early Head Start 

Serving Children and Families in Stafford and

Surrounding Towns

Early Head Start Programs provide early quality education and support to families with children, ages prenatal to 3.

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To apply, call 860-684-3181

Home-Based Early Head Start
is located in the
West Stafford School
153 West Stafford Road
Stafford Springs, CT  06076

 Early Head Start Home-Based Programs

EASTCONN administers the Early Head Start program in Stafford in collaboration with Stafford Public Schools.  Early Head Start serves children, birth to age three, pregnant women and their families. 

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Services may include:

  • Weekly scheduled home visits that focus on your child's        educational development and support positive parent/child  relationships
  • Opportunities for socialization with the other enrolled  families that support your child's play in a weekly group setting
  • Professional guidance on parenting strategies
  • Support with accessing medical and dental care
  • A newborn baby well-child visit by a health professional

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    Is my child eligible to participate?

All expectant mothers and parents who have children up to age three are encouraged to apply.

You or your child are automatically eligible if: 

  • Your family receives Temporary Assistance of Needy Families (TANF) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Your child is in foster care
  • Your family is homeless by the federal definition

    Please call us today to see if your family is eligible!

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What are the benefits?


  • A safe and healthy learning environment
  • School-readiness skills
  •  Health and behavioral screenings
  • Positive relationships with other children
  • Supportive, caring teachers and staff 


  • Involvement in your child's education
  • Free family workshops
  • Access to community services
  • Help with parenting challenges
  • Opportunity to meet other families in your community
  • Leadership opportunities

    To find out more about The Early Head Start Program Click the link below.

                                Stafford Early Head Start.pdf