Early Head Start - Root for Kids

Early Head Start

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Early Head Start serves pregnant women and children ages birth to three in Washington County, Utah. It is a comprehensive family development program that promotes the physical, cognitive, social and emotional growth of infants and toddlers to ensure their school readiness. Our program follows the national Early Head Start model.

Services Include:

  • Weekly individualized home visits
  • Monthly parent activities
  • Monthly playgroups
  • Health screenings for children and pregnant women
  • Nutrition information
  • Child development information
  • Parenting help
  • Goal setting
  • Help accessing community resources

Eligibility and Enrollment

Eligibility is based on income and families are chosen based on seriousness of need. Outreach is conducted throughout our service area to ensure that we reach the families who traditionally slip through the cracks.



“The purpose of Early Head Start is to prepare our children for school and education. This program has helped me understand my babies’ development and taught me how I can better assist them in achieving their milestones.”

– Early Head Start Mom



Our Team

EHS Deputy Director
Kallie Stewart

Family Partnership Coordinator
Lorena Gutierrez

ERSEA Coordinator
Stacey Parra

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