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    Early Head Start Program

    ​​​Program Purpose & Goal:

    The Talbot County Early Head Start program offers early care, education and family support to children birth to 3 years of age and their families.  Our mission is to provide resources and opportunities that nurture children, empower parents, and strengthen families so they may be successful in school and life and become self-sufficient members of their community.​

    Program Eligibility Criteria:

    • Early Head Start is a federally funded, income based program; most families must meet Federal Poverty income guidelines
    • Have a child under 3 years of age

    ​​Services Offered/Provided:

    • Early Childhood Development program
    • Opportunities for children with disabilities
    • Full day, year round services
    • Limited extended day childcare for those who qualify
    • Referrals to Adult Education Classes - GED and ESL (English as a Second Language)
    • Parenting Education and Parent Support groups
    • Nutrition and Health Education
    • Links to community resources

    Service Location:

    Talbot County Center for Children and Families 
    215 Bay Street Suite 1
    Easton, MD  21601
    Phone: 410-820-6940

    Service Hours:

    Center Hours Monday- Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM 

    Bilingual (Spanish/English) staff is available to assist families with enrollment and participation in program services

    Referral Form

    Must be completed in its entirety and returned to 215 Bay Street, Suite 1, Easton, MD or faxed to 410-820-6958

    Referral to ​EHS​​

    Please submit your referral form by mail to the address above or by email Talbot.Health@maryland.gov

    For Additional Program Information please call: 410-820-6940​



    TCHD'S Early Head Start Program is

    A Licensed Child Care Center

    Accredited by the Maryland State Department of Education A Judy Center Partner

    An Infants and Toddlers Partner A Healthy Families Partner

    An Early Childhood Advisory Council Member

    Updated 12-2016​