State & Tribal Profiles

Puerto Rico

Models implemented in Puerto Rico included Early Head Start Home-Based Option and Healthy Families America. Across the territory, 19 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

home visits provided
families served
children served


100% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

36% No high school diploma

Child Age

33% <1 year

55% 1-2 years

12% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

95% Public

4% Private

<1% None

Primary Language

0% English

100% Spanish

0% Other

Information on potential beneficiaries was not available for Puerto Rico in 2019.

NHVRC State Profiles present data provided by evidence-based models, which include both MIECHV and non-MIECHV data. This State Profile includes participant data from the following evidence-based models: EHS and HFA. • Missing and unknown data were not included in calculations. • Percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding. • To protect confidentiality, race and ethnicity categories with 10 or fewer participants were replaced with *. • Public insurance includes Medicaid, CHIP, and TRICARE. • EHS data may be underreported. Data include EHS programs that provided home-based services only. EHS race, ethnicity, and primary language data include children and pregnant caregivers. EHS did not report home visits or families served. The number of children served was included as a proxy for families served. • HFA reported primary language of caregivers.