Welcome to MCCDC,

Before you get stated please be sure the child is:

Head Start: Age 3-5 Years old. 

(Age 3 by September 1st)

Early head Start: Pregnant or 0-3.











    You will find the Below items on this page:


  • Age Requirements

  • Social Services

  • Parent Involvement

  • What You need to get started and enrolled.

  • Why you should start now.

  • What kind of questions you should be prepared to answer.

  • What to do if you need help.

  • How to get local help.




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​Admissions & Family Services

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Family Services and Enrollment

Age & State Requirements

For Head Start:

The Child Must be between ages 3-5 (Age 3 by September 1st) and Must reside in our service area.

For Early Head Start:

Pregnant or up to Age 3

What kind of questions should I be prepared to answer?


Medical & Dental Questions, along with Education and Disability information are required by law.


We will provide the forms when we need this information. Most of the time they can quickly be answered by your child's doctor or learning center.

Why should I start now?


Every year our program fills all slots. There is normally a wait list.

Even if you know you don't qualify, putting in an application ahead of time may help your child get into the program when a slot opens. 

What if I need help?


We are available 8:30 to 5:00 M-F to answer any questions you may have. 
We are closed:  Holidays and Sat and Sun

Please feel free to request information, and we will do our best to get back to you as soon as possible. 541-889-2393

Social Services Head Start can also provide your family with valuable assistance to help you meet basic needs. We make referrals for a variety of community resources including emergency assistance and crisis intervention. We also provide regular home visits to keep you informed of your child’s progress and assist you in dealing with whatever challenges you face.  

Parent Involvement We offer regular parenting classes, parent groups and father involvement activities to help you become more involved in your child’s life and education

How do I get Help?

Many community resources are available to offer aid to families in need. We will work with you to help get you the information you need to apply for aid.

Different Types are available:

WIC: The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children - better known as the WIC Program - serves to safeguard the health of low-income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating including breastfeeding promotion and support, and referrals to health care.

Oregon Food Stamps / SNAP: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program The intent of the Program is to help improve the health and well being of low-income households and individuals by providing them a means to meet their nutritional needs. Contrary to popular belief, SNAP benefits are not meant to meet all of the food needs of a household or an individual, but to supplement their nutritional needs. People do not need to be destitute to qualify for SNAP benefits.

Oregon Assisted Housing: Various rental housing assistance programs for low income households are administered by local community action agencies, known as CAAs.
Subsidized housing, such as Section 8 rental housing, is applied for through local housing authorities.

Oregon Health Plan:The Oregon Health Plan (OHP) provides health care coverage to low-income Oregonians through programs administered by the Division of Medical Assistance Programs (DMAP). Currently, more than 380,000 people each month receive health care coverage through the Oregon Health Plan.

Dental: Valley Family Health Care - Ontario Dental Clinic - Ontario  541-889-0052

Power / Energy / Heating - Speak to your provider

Phone / Utilities - Speak to your provider

What do I need to get Started?

You will need to fill out the following:

1) Download and fill out the Eligibility Application (Click Here) - (


Please answer every question on the enrollment application. If the question does not apply to you, please put N/A in that space.

2) Verification of Childs Birth Date (A Birth Certificate) - (

Early Head Start - Call 541-889-2393 for info

3) Last Year's tax return or W2 or Proof of Total Household income. - (

4) Medical or Insurance card. (If any) - It's Okay if you don't have one, but if you do please bring it. (

5) Current Immunization Record. (


6.) WIC card. (If any)- It’s okay if you don’t have one, but if you do please bring it. (Optional)

Please bring the application to our Central Office located at: 790 SW 7th PL Ontario OR 97914. 541-889-2393

To request more information:

Contact the Family Service Office

Mon-Fri 8:30am - 5pm


You can also request more information with this form:

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Page updated 7/09/2018