The Head Start Approach to School Readiness

The Head Start Approach to School Readiness means that children are ready for school, families are ready to support their children's learning and schools are ready for children. For parents and families, school readiness means they are engaged in the long-term, lifelong success of their child. Head Start recognizes that parents are children's primary teachers and advocates.

Early Head Start

Babies are born ready to learn. The Early Head Start program focuses on supporting and guiding parent-child relationships in the critical years from zero to three. Early Head Start is a year round program serving pregnant women and children up to 3 years of age. Applications are accepted at any time and enrollment is on-going.

Welcome to Head Start of Yamhill County!

Head Start of Yamhill County provides services for children in a comprehensive, family-focused, early childhood development program. Our preschool program serves children ages three through five who meet Federal Poverty Guidelines. Our newly expanded Early Head Start program serves pregnant moms, infants, and toddlers up to age 3.

The cornerstone of our program is parent involvement and education, which are vital to reaching Head Start's national goal of social competence for children of low-income families. We are a human development organization. We help families to be successful!

Jose-Luis Orozco Visits Head Start of Yamhill County

What a fabulous event! On Saturday, April 23, 2016, Head Start families were treated to a bilingual interactive concert and workshop with Jose-Luis Orozco. The event focused on how multi-cultural music can be used to develop and nurture language and literacy skills, as well as promote cultural diversity and positive self-esteem.

A big thank you to all of the ...

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Seed to Supper Class a Success!

The first Seed to Supper class to be offered in Yamhill County was a great success! A collaboration between Oregon Food Bank, Yamhill Community Action Partnership, Oregon State University's Yamhill County Master Gardeners, and Head Start of Yamhill County, the class finished with twelve participants receiving their Certificate of Completion!

Participants in the class learned how to plan their gardens, when and how to plant, how to care for their growing garden, and when and how to harv...

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A Birth To Five Program

Since 1985 HSYC has implemented effective program governance, shared decision making, parent involvement, and high quality services for children and families. In 2014-2015, there were 330 children age 3-5 in the Head Start program and 97 expecting moms and children age 0-3 in the Early Head Start program.

In 2012 HSYC was awarded a five-year grant to continue offering program services. These are our five-year goals:

  1. Support high-caliber classroom instruction th...

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