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Head Start and Early Head Start Programs
Children are born to learn.
This child and family development program serves primarily low income children aged 3-5. At least 10% of enrollment opportunities are made available for children with disabilities, regardless of income. Its goal is to achieve school readiness in children by promoting their social, cognitive and physical development.
Head Start services include:
- Developmental preschool education, combining classroom sessions and home visits, at three locations in Southwest and one in Northwest Portland
- Nutritious meal program
- Screenings and professional referrals for health, nutrition, development and mental health
- Individualized education plans for each child
- Parent education and involvement, plus referrals to needed services in support of family goals
To learn more about our Head Start Program, please see our FY 2010-11 Annual Report by clicking here.
Neighborhood House’s Early Head Start Program serves children birth to three years of age and their families. Its objectives are to enhance healthy development and promote family well-being. Funding for the program comes from the City of Portland Children's Investment Fund (CHIF).