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

    Want to know if you are you eligible for Early Head Start?
    412-394-5880

Early Head Start

  • What we do

    • Work with families to promote children’s development
    • Support parent’s efforts to fulfill their parental roles
    • Help families move forward toward self-sufficiency
    • Assist pregnant women with access to prenatal and postpartum care 

    Who Is Eligible?

    All participants in the program must meet the income eligibility guidelines.

    Where Is Early Head Start Offered?

    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 Are Services Provided?

    Families participating in the home-based option will receive weekly visits from a home-based visitor who will work with them to promote child-parent relationships and increase the child’s skills through a variety of learning experiences. This “home-based” option is available for all communities.

    In the Carnegie and Duquesne neighborhoods only, an Early Head Start classroom is available.
    Classroom hours are 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    How Can I Enroll in Early Head Start?

    To find out if your family is eligible or for more information please call Shannon McGee, EHS Director at 412-394-5880

    Latest News in Early Head Start 

    Check out the AIU’s Early Head Start Facebook page for the latest updates in Early Head Start news

  • 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.