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HEAD START

Ages 3-5

Welcome to Malheur County Child Development Centers' Head Start!

 Head Start is a safe, healthy and nurturing environment for your child, following state and federal guidelines.

Studies prove that Head Start children score higher than comparable non Head Start children in preschool achievement tests and that families who get involved in their child’s education are able to provide a greater role in the development of their children.

WHY CHOOSE OUR SCHOOL

  • CERTIFIED INSTRUCTORS

  • CHILD-FIRST CURRICULUM

  • FULL RANGE OF ACTIVITIES

  • HANDS-ON APPROACH TO LEARNING

  • TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE

  • FEDERAL AND STATE EDUCATION GUIDELINES

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What Transportation is Available?

A School bus will take your child to and from head Start each day. However, Bus Service may not be available for all families. See your local centers for more details. 

Education

Teachers will provide your child with a variety of learning experiences through use of the Creative Curriculum that are designed to prepare your child for kindergarten and to encourage social, emotional and intellectual growth. Classes are available in both English and Spanish, to meet your child’s needs

Special Needs

Head Start provides a full range of services for children with disabilities including screening, evaluations and individualized programs. We strongly support including all children in the classrooms and we work with community agencies to ensure that we offer the most complete services for children with special needs.

What will my child be eating?

Your child will be served healthy meals and snacks in a family-style setting. These meals and snacks help your child meet their daily nutritional needs. 

What kind of health checks?

We will help to make sure your child is growing properly and is receiving adequate medical, dental and mental health care. More information is available by contacting your local centers. 

Further Questions?

If you have further questions or concerns please feel free to call us at: 541-889-2393