About Early Head Start -
Child Care Partnership

What is Early Head Start?

CCRI’s Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership (EHS-CCP) is a federally-funded program to help low-income families afford high-quality child care with health and mental health services and family supports. Early Head Start is available at participating child care centers and serves infants and toddlers whose families live at or below the poverty level in Mecklenburg County.

Who Should Apply?

You should apply for CCRI's Early Head Start - Child Care Partnership if:

Additionally, we encourage you to apply if:

Why Should You Apply?

CCRI's Early Head Start - Child Care Partnership serves infants, toddlers, and two-year-olds of working families with income at or below 100% of the federal poverty level, benefits of these services include:

Priority is given to children who are already receiving child care subsidy and currently enrolled at a CCRI EHS-CCP participating child care center.

Families of children with special needs are also encouraged to apply! Children who are homeless or in foster care are categorically eligible.

Early Head Start -
Participating Centers

Howard Levine Child Development Center
3303 Achievement Lane Charlotte, NC 28208
Bright Future Learning Center
2815 Greenland Ave. Charlotte, NC 28208
Creative Beginnings
113 Bost Rd. Morganton, NC 28655
First Ward CDC
600 East 7th Street Charlotte, NC 28202
Giggles N’ Grins (Drexel)
402 Mountain View Dr. Morganton, NC 28655
Giggles N’ Grins Too (Valdese)
401 Morgan St. SE Valdese, NC 28690
Lakewood Preschool
3115 Kalyn St. Charlotte, 28208
Pure Genius
1530 Allegany St. Charlotte, NC 28208
Smart Kids
225 Lambeth Dr. Charlotte, NC 28208
The Early Learning Center
4304 S. Tryon St. Charlotte, NC 28217

Determining Eligibility
is the First Step

Qualifying for Early Head Start

CCRI'S EHS-CCP serves infants, toddlers, and two-year-olds of working families with income at or below 100% of the Federal poverty level. ​​​​​​​

Family Size 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Maximum
Annual Guidelines
$11,880 $16,020 $20,160 $24,300 $28,440 $32,580 $36,730 $40,890
Family Size Maximum
Annual Guidelines
1 $11,880
2 $16,020
3 $20,160
4 $24,300
5 $28,440
6 $32,580
7 $36,730
8 $40,890

Even if your child is eligible for EHS-CCP, service is not guaranteed as there are a limited number of funded spaces. The first step to finding out whether there is space available for your child is to schedule an appointment with CCRI's EHS-CCP Enrollment Specialist to determined of your child and family are eligible.CCRI'S EHS-CCP serves infants, toddlers, and two-year-olds of working families with income at or below 100% of the Federal poverty level. ​​​​​​​

How to Apply for Early Head Start

Application Process

APPLY FOR EHS ONLINE