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!

Local College Students Help Out at Head Start Centers

August and September brought a lot of helping hands to our Head Start of Yamhill County facilities! August 22-24, Linfield First CLAS students helped to stain fences, install child seats on buses, border pathways, and clear brush. Following quickly on the heals of that amazing amount of help was a group of 11 students and staff from George Fox University's Serve Day volunteering with painting, limb removal, and light bulb replacement at our Newberg Center.

These amazing individuals don...

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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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