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Sacramento County Office of Education Sacramento County Office of Education

Early Head Start (EHS)

​​​​Early Learning

Primary Contacts​​

Natalie Woods Andrews, Ed.D., Director
(916) 228-2506
nwoodsandrews@scoe.net

Erika Franzon, Project Specialist
(916) 228-3923
efranzon@scoe.net


Early Head Start (EHS) is a federally funded community-based program for low-income families with infants and toddlers and pregnant women. Its mission is simple:

  • To promote healthy prenatal outcomes for pregnant women,
  • To enhance the development of very young children, and
  • To promote healthy family functioning.

The Early Head Start home based option offers and supports comprehensive services to children and their families through weekly home visits and group socialization experiences. Each home visit focuses on the parent as the child's most important relationship and first teacher. In partnership with the parent, a comprehensive plan is developed to support the growth and development of the child. Child development experiences, which include interactions between parent and child, occur during each home visit and group socialization.


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