Early Head Start provides full year/full day childcare for employed low-income families with children from birth to three years of age, and offers services to expectant mothers.

Early Head Start promotes the physical and mental health of expectant mothers, infants and toddlers, as well as the stability of the entire family. The program utilizes curriculum designed to fully support infant and toddlers natural instincts of learning from their environment and relationships with others. It also offers monthly home visits and training for enrolled families on best practice with their infant and toddlers.


If you live in Hastings, Delton, Battle Creek, or Three Rivers, and would like to enroll your child in this program, call 877-422-2726.

2016 Barry County Birth to 5 Application

Barry County Application – Español

Barry County Community Resource Guide

Calhoun Co. Application – Español

Calhoun County Birth-to-Five Application

Calhoun County Community Resource Guide 2015-2016

Condado de Calhoun Guia de Recursos Comunitarios 2015-2016

Condado de St. Joseph Guia de Recursos Comunitarios 2015-2016

Expectant Mothers Application

Expectant Mothers Application – Español

Longitudinal Study for Early Head Start and Head Start

Manual Familiar 2015-2016

May June 2016 Menu

Menu de Abril 2016

October 2016 Menu

Octubre 2016 Menu

September Menu 2016

Septiembre 2016 Menu

St. Joseph Co. Preschool Application

St. Joseph County Community Resource Guide 2015-2016

St. Joseph County Preschool Application – Español

Volunteer Application

2017_2018 Family Handbook Final