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. Our Early Head Start program serves pregnant moms, infants, and toddlers up to age 3. Families are eligible for our programs by meeting Federal Poverty Guidelines, receiving public support, having a child in foster care, and/or meeting certain living situation criteria.
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!
The Office of Head Start has recently announced, “We are thrilled to provide families with a simpler path to enroll in Head Start. If there is one thing parents need, it’s more time and less paperwork. Now families can use eligibility for SNAP benefits to enroll in Head Start." Apply today!!
Since 1985 HSYC has implemented effective program governance, shared decision making, parent involvement, and high quality services for children and families. In 2019-2020, there were 320 children age 3-5 in the Head Start program and 110 expecting moms and children age 0-3 in the Early Head Start program.
In 2018 HSYC was awarded a five-year grant to continue offering program services. These are our five-year goals: