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Early Head Start/ Head Start

Brighter Beginnings’ Early Head Start (EHS) & Head Start (HS) program is a community-based family strengthening program for families with children aged 0 to 5  and expecting families. Its mission is to promote positive birth outcomes, enhance child development and promote healthy family relationships.*

Program Details

Child Development Parent-Child Educators (PCE) provide early education to families in various settings including home visits and center-based meetings though parent education and parent-child activities and group socialization.

Family Development
With the input of the parents, PCEs develop individualized family plans that focus on the specific development needs of the child and the social and economic needs of the family. This includes connecting families to necessary social and health services and partner organizations.

Strengthening Networks of Support
An important aspect of the EHS/HS program is assisting families in building up networks of support.  This is done in many ways, from bringing client-families together during socialization to building on community partnerships and resources to provide a comprehensive network of support for families in the program.

Brighter Beginnings’ Early Head Start & Head Start Program is open to clients in Alameda County.


For eligibility and enrollment information please contact 510.437.8950.

For referrals, please use the following Referral Form: BB-Referral-Form