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. 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!

This institution is an equal opportunity employer.

SNAP Recipients Now Automatically Eligible for Head Start!

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!!

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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 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:

  1. The program will develop, in classrooms and ...

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