Early Childhood

Lucas County Family Council's Early Childhood Department administers programs in Lucas County for pregnant women and children aged birth to 3. There are several programs offered that support parents in the care and nurturing of their children:

  • Help Me Grow consists of the Home Visiting and Early Intervention programs. Home Visiting is a voluntary, home-based program offered at no cost to your family.  Our home visitors are well-trained professionals who use a compassionate approach that offers information and support during pregnancy, and empowers you as the parent with skills, tools, and confidence to nurture the healthy growth of your child through the earliest years – a critical time of development. Early Intervention provides services to infants and toddlers with disabilities or developmental delays and their families. Your family will work with a local team of experts to enhance your child's learning and development while providing support and connection to resources. 
Help Me Grow Information Line: (419) 665-3322  

  • Early Head Start is a comprehensive program for infants and toddlers up to age 3. The program is focused on supporting the educational, medical, and social needs of the child and their family. Several different program options are available. 
Early Head Start: (419) 725-6175
  1. Danyelle Velliquette

    Central Intake and Referral Supervisor
    Phone: 419-214-3426

  2. Lori Herrick

    Early Childhood Program Assistant
    Phone: 419-725-6177

Monday - Friday

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Fax: (419) 725-7197