• Delaware Early Head Start Locations

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     Telamon Service Area
    • 517 Bridgeville Hwy., Seaford, DE 19973 (map) • (302) 629-5557
    • 518 N. Church Street, Milford, DE 19963 (map) • (302) 424-2335
    • 26351 Patriots Way Bldg.W2, Georgetown, DE 19947 (map) • (302) 934-1642
    • 195 Willis Road, Dover, DE 19901 (map) • (302) 736-5933
    • 204 Georgias Alley, Smyrna, DE 19977 (map) • (302) 653-5499
    • 2 Laverty Lane, Bridgeville, DE 19933 (map) • (302) 337-2280

  • Delaware Early Head Start

    We operate Early Head Start in Sussex County, serving 94 infants, toddlers and pregnant women each year in 2 centers and a home base program. Childcare is provided year round to eligible families.


    Early Head Start (EHS) provides childcare to low-income pregnant women and families with children from birth through age 3 years, most of who are at or below the federal poverty level or who are eligible for Part C services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act in their state.

    The program model focuses on providing high quality, flexible, and culturally competent child development and parent support services with an emphasis on the role of the parent as the child’s first and most important relationship.

    It is a comprehensive full day, full year program that includes quality early education in and out of the home, parenting education, health and mental health services, including services to women before during and after pregnancy, nutrition education and family support services.


    EHS home-based services include:

    • weekly 90-minute home visits and
    • two group socialization activities per month for parents and their children.

    Home visitors have knowledge and experience in:

    • child development and early childhood education
    • principles of child health, safety, and nutrition
    • adult learning principles
    • family dynamics


    • Age: 0-3 years old OR Pregnant women (regardless of age)
    • Income: Low income, must qualify based on income guidelines
  • The nutrition services provided by each Telamon Head Start program are supported by the USDA’s Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).