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The Early Head Start Partnership Program is a collaboration of Columbus’ leading community agencies focused on the education and welfare of children and their families. Our goal is to ensure that children from infancy to age four, receive a healthy and enriching start in life. Early Head Start provides high-quality early education, along with comprehensive child development, health, nutrition, social and other services to families who qualify. We work with families, partners and providers in a comprehensive approach to meet the needs of the whole child and whole family. This generational approach supports stability and long-term success for families who are at most risk. In 2015, the partnership received $18 million in federal and non-federal funding for a five year period.
In 2019, a new grant was awarded to continue our efforts through 2024. In 2021, the program was awarded an expansion grant of $10 million for another five year period. This newest grant enables us to serve 103 more infants, toddlers and families, for a total of 263 child care spaces. Read how we are expanding our reach to provide a continuum of services for low-income families. Together with our partners from the A. Sophie Rogers School for Early Learning and Crane Center for Early Childhood Education Research and Policy, we are making an impact on child, family and community success. Learn how we’re making a difference in our monthly newsletter.
Want to know more? Read our 2020-2021 Annual Report.
Malcolm Jenkins Foundation: Giving Back to EHS Families
During the 2021 holidays, The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation brought the spirit of giving to 135 EHS families through its annual Holiday Dinner Basket Surprise. The drive helps to ensure families in need experience joy and cheer during the holiday season. A former Buckeye, Jenkins has won Super Bowls with the New Orleans Saints and the Philadelphia Eagles. EHS staff volunteered alongside Directions for Youth and Families, Ohio State Nisonger Center and EHS board member and former Buckeye, Obie Stillwell, to prepare and distribute the baskets of food. Last month, the foundation worked with community partners to identify and provide dinners to more than 540 families in Ohio, New Jersey, New Orleans, and Philadelphia. Watch the NBC4 coverage here.