New Directions Early Head Start
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all intakes, home visits, socializations, and parent workshops are virtual. Centers are open and operating at a reduced capacity. Continue to check this page for updates.
New Directions Early Head Start (NDEHS) provides pregnant women, 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.
What’s Happening in NDEHS
“The Week of the Young Child” 50th Anniversary
The Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood (DIEEC) is celebrating the “The Week of the Young Child” beginning on Monday, April 12. “The Week of the Young Child” is an initiative from the National Association of Education for Young Children (naeyc) dedicated to bringing attention to the critical development that occurs during the early years of a child’s life. More information on The Week of the Young Child.
Click here to be a part of this event.
COVID-19 Vaccine Update
Beginning Thursday, April 6, all Delawareans aged 16+ will be eligible for vaccination. Waitlist opens at 10 a.m. that day.
Visit the State of Delaware COVID-19 webpage for more on how you’ll be notified of open slots, where you can receive the vaccine, and more.
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