Welcome to Young Families Early Head Start

Who does Young Families Early Head Start (YFEHS) serve?

Young Families is an Early Head Start program that serves primarily teen and low-income families with children birth to three years of age, pregnant women, and infants and toddlers with special needs.

Services may be available if you are..…

  • A pregnant/parenting teen
  • A low-income family with a child from birth to three years of age
  • A parent of a child with special needs birth to three years of age
  • Foster parent of a child birth to three years of age

Our Mission Statement

The mission of Young Families Early Head Start, Inc. is to assist and support low-income, primarily teen, parents and prenatal parents in pursuit of their educational goals and the development of their parenting skills, while providing comprehensive quality child care for their infants and toddlers, birth to age three.


Please click the link below to complete a program needs assessment. The information that you provide will steer the development of program goals and objectives and support efforts to secure funding for vital program services. Thank you



Young Families Early Head Start Inc


Young Families Early Head Start has earned the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services Best Beginnings STARS to Quality STAR 5 designation, which is the highest quality level.  YFEHS is committed to excellence in the field of early childhood education and is currently the only STAR 5 Center in Montana.

YFEHS is a Montana non-profit tax-exempt organization pursuant to the Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-exempt to the full extent provided by law.

Please consider making a qualifying gift to YFEHS utilizing the Montana Endowment Tax Credit incentive.


As part of the United Way of Yellowstone County federation, YFEHS participates in the
State Employees’ Charitable Giving Campaign (use code number 3129 on the SECGC pledge form or in Click & Give to specifically designate your gift) and the Big Sky Combined Federal Campaign (use code 74027 on the BSCFC pledge form).


The Focus Areas of Young Families Early Head Start
Social Services
Career Planning
Parent Involvement

Young Families Early Head Start Provides:
Child Development Classes
Parent Education Classes
Family Support Services
Prenatal Education Classes
Child Health Tracking
Prenatal Tracking
Opportunities for Parent Leadership
High Quality, No – Cost Child Care

“Young Families Early Head Start is the only place where I don’t feel like a criminal or the society’s screw-up. Young Families Early Head Start gives me the chance to make my mistake an opportunity….”

“Young Families Early Head Start has saved my life! Without them, I wouldn’t be able to finish school and pursue college.”

“Young Families Early Head Start has given me the motivation and means to finish high school and make something of my life….”