New Directions Early Head Start
New Directions Early Head Start (NDEHS) provides pregnant people, infants, toddlers and their families with quality care and family services. We support families by providing the best services for them and their very young children with the goal to promote children’s success and families’ self-sufficiency through community collaboration and partnerships. This includes both home-based and center-based services for families.
We have centers in Wilmington – Neighborhood House Inc. and Hilltop, as well as in Newark with the Early Learning Center at University of Delaware.
NDEHS provides home-based care throughout New Castle and Kent Counties. Offering both types of services allow for families to choose the option that works best for them.
NDEHS is offered in partnership with the Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood (DIEEC) within the University of Delaware’s College of Education and Human Development.
What’s Happening in NDEHS
COVID-19 Vaccine Update
Those 6 months and older, including those with disabilities and underlying medical conditions, can now be vaccinated against COVID-19 for FREE regardless of health insurance status. Updated boosters became available September 2nd, 2022.
Visit the State of Delaware COVID-19 webpage for more on where you can receive the vaccine and additional information on the virus.
Working Together Toward Equity and Social Justice
A message from the NDEHS Policy Council and Board. Click here to read statement in English.
Lea la declaración en español aquí.
2021-2022 PIR Updates
The 2021-2022 Program Information Report (PIR) is updated and available in English through this link.