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!

Free Beginner's Vegetable Gardening Class

Head Start of Yamhill County in partnership with Oregon Food Bank, Yamhill County Action Partnership, and Yamhill County Master Gardeners is hosting a FREE beginning vegetable gardening class at the Newberg Head Start Center!

Seed to Supper classes will begin Saturday, February 13, 2016 and run for 6 consecutive Saturdays from 10:00 AM-12:00 Noon. These classes will give participants the tools needed to successfully grow a portion of their own food on a budget! The classes will cover garden...

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Support Head Start of Yamhill County through First Federal's Customer Grant program!

In order for us to be recipients of this great opportunity, just 10 First Federal customers need to write in Head Start of Yamhill County on the ballot being mailed the first week of January. First Federal customers, by their votes, will determine who will share $40,000! Deadline for ballots to be returned is February 29th.

Head Start of Yamhill County has been a recipient of the First Federal Customer Grant program in the past, allowing us to provide hea...

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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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