YWCA Greater Baton Rouge Early Head Start

YWCA Early Head Start is the beginning of a child's journey to learn. We give kids (aged 0 to 3) a place to grow and create, while providing parents with the free time and guidance to build happy, healthy homes. Beyond free full-day child care, the comprehensive part of EHS - our wrap-around services - include: -parental education and support (including home visits) -take-home family activities -mental health and disability screenings -healthcare, social service, and education referrals ​Through this vast array of services, our goal is to enhance children's development during their critically young ages while simultaneously promoting healthy prenatal outcomes and supportive family structures.
YWCA Greater Baton Rouge
Age ranges (in years):
  • 0 - 5 years
  • 18 - 25 years
  • 26 - 40 years
  • Female
  • Male
  • Transgender Woman
  • Transgender Man
  • Gender Non-conforming
  • Non-binary
Special populations served:
  • Survivors of Sexual and Physical Assault
  • Youth
  • Family
  • LGBTQ+
  • People who are experiencing homelessness
  • People with experience of substance use
  • People who have been recently released
  • Active military or veterans
  • Spanish speaking families
  • Guardians raising infant/children
  • Pregnant persons who are HIV positive
  • People who are experiencing mental health concerns and/or disorders
11414 Lake Sherwood Ave N
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70816
Phone: (225) 383-0681
Hours of operations:
Monday 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Tuesday 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Wednesday 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Thursday 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Friday 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Maternal & Infant Health Services Provided Section

Does your organization directly provide any of the following classes/training?
Car Seat Training
Fatherhood classes
Fitness/Wellness (Prenatal & Postpartum exercise)
Infant Feeding and Nutrition
Maternal Nutrition
Non-medicated birthing technique (Lamaze, Bradley Technique etc.)
Parenting Classes (gentle parenting, child development, bathroom training, the infant and young child etc...)
Post-delivery Care
Postpartum education
Prenatal Care
Safe Sleep
Sibling classes
Teen Childbirth
Does your organization directly provide any of the following supplies?
Clothing for infants
Diaper Wipes
Diapers (for babies and children)
Feminine Hygiene Products
Pack n Plays
Does your organization provide any of the following direct services?
Domestic Violence Services
Employment assistance
Perinatal Mental Health (therapy, counseling etc)
Prenatal care
Shelter for women with infants and families
Support Groups
Additional Requirements Section

Referral Process: Do you need to be referred to receive services?
Is government-issued identification required to receive services? If yes, what form of ID do you require?
State ID
Driver's License
Payments: Which form of payments does your organization accept?
Free / No Cost
Is there public transportation available with one mile of your company/agency? (Does the city bus route have a stop within walking distance?)