Head Start

Expectant Families

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Champaign County Head Start/Early Head Start provides support services expectant families living within Champaign County. Each expectant family is assigned a Family Advocate who will offer resources and support.

Supports for Expectant Families:

Head Start

Head Start
  • Opportunities for mothers and fathers to explore the joys and address the challenges of parenthood.
  • Visits to the family’s home fully involving entire family.
  • Prenatal Education and Planning: Partners for Healthy Babies Curriculum
    • Fetal Development
    • Labor and Delivery
    • Risks of smoking and alcohol/drugs
    • Benefits of breast feeding
    • and much, much more
  • Support in accessing prenatal and post-partum care.
  • Support to parents in accessing dental services.
  • Post-natal transition planning to appropriate childcare options:
    • Childcare Center
    • Home Base
    • Family Childcare Home

In order for you to be considered for the Early Head Start expectant family option, please provide the following information:

  • Completed Application
  • Income Information: Please submit a copy of all the income your family receives. Income information may be presented in one of the following forms:
    • the most recent 1040 Tax Return,
    • a current W-2,
    • two most recent/consecutive check stubs,
    • a Public Aid printout,
    • a statement of earnings from employer,
    • SSI award,
    • or child support documentation, etc.