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Implementing Early Head Start-Home Visiting (EHS-HV)

Meets DHHS criteria for an evidenced based model

Estimated Costs of Implementation

Last Updated

May 2016


Average Cost per Family

According to the Office of Head Start, the average cost per child ranges from $9,000 to $12,000 [2012 dollars]. Estimates are based on costs associated with delivering comprehensive services on a year-round basis. Estimates include weekly 90-minute home visits and at least 22 socializations per year, as well as costs related to assessments of children and families, case management, and facilitation and tracking of referrals. In addition, cost estimates include the program structure, governance, management, and supervisory supports.


Labor Costs

No information is available.


Purchase of Model or Operating License

There are no costs associated with operating licenses. Rather, program sites receive funding to operate Early Head Start through a federal competitive application process.


Materials and Forms

No information is available about the costs of materials and forms.


Training and Technical Assistance

No information is available about the costs of training and technical assistance.



No information is available about the costs of data systems used to support implementation.


Recruitment and Retention

No information is available about the costs of recruiting and retaining families.



The information contained on this page was last updated in May 2016.  Recommended Further Reading lists the sources for this information. In addition, the information contained in this profile was reviewed for accuracy by the Office of Head Start on March 30, 2016. HomVEE reserves the right to edit the profile for clarity and consistency.