1411 East 1850 Road Lawrence, KS 66046


What is Head Start?
Head Start is a federally funded program that supports pregnant mothers and families of children birth to five years with special priority to children with disabilities. Enrolled families can expect to receive parenting education, child development services, transportation support, health and nutrition education as well as regular assessments of their child’s development. Qualifying families must meet federal income guidelines. All services are free to children and families. 

Early Head Start Center Based Services
Qualifying Early Head Start families can expect to receive the following services:

  • Quality child care through partnership sites at no cost to the family
  • Monthly home visits including parent support, health and nutrition education and child development activities
  • Support for family created goals
  • Socialization events offered twice each month providing learning opportunities and support for parents and children
  • Parent meetings offered monthly, including parent support and an opportunity for parents to become involved in the Head Start Program

Building Blocks and Early Head Start Partnership
Building Blocks has been in partnership with The East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation (ECKAN) and their Early Head Start (EHS) program since June of 2014. Our EHS program offers services for children birth to three years in age. Per Building Blocks’ policy, we will accept children as young as 6 weeks in our classrooms. All spots in our two EHS classrooms are contracted through EHS and are filled through EHS. If you are interested in seeing if you qualify please contact Douglas County Early Head Start at 785-727-8352

Want more information?
For more information about Early Head Start services in Douglas County please visit their website at http://eckan.lampllc.com/community_centers/douglas/ or call 785-727-8352