According to the Office of Head Start, implementation costs for the Early Head Start Home-Based Option range from $8,000 to $14,000 per child, with an average cost of about $11,000 (2020 dollars).
Implementing Early Head Start Home-Based Option
Model implementation summary last updated: 2020
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Estimated costs of implementation
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.
Cost of training and technical assistance
There are no costs to individual programs for the T/TA that ACF's Office of Head Start and Office of Child Care collaborate to provide to program sites.
No information is available about the costs of data systems used to support implementation.
Recruitment and retention costs
No information is available about the costs of recruiting and retaining families.
The information contained on this page was last updated in June 2020. 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 in February 2020. HomVEE reserves the right to edit the profile for clarity and consistency.