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Federally-funded head start programs help prepare young children from low-income families, ages birth to five years old, and their parents for the social and educational challenges that young children face as they develop. Each head start program focuses on providing comprehensive services designed to enhance a child's emotional, social, cultural, language, reading, mathematics, science, health and nutrition education.

This head start center locator page contains links to listings of programs offered in the 56 counties in the state of California. Each listings page contains the name, address and contact information for a specific county's available centers. From that page, use additional links to explore individual center facts, application instructions and directions.

Our head start center locator features the number of head start centers per county in parentheses ( ) to the right of the county names. To see a current list of your county's head start centers, click your county's name.

California Head Start Program Centers Listed by Counties

Recently Updated Center in California Head Start Program Database:

Children?s Institute, Inc
Los Angeles CA CA
Preschool Day Treatment — A behavioral intervention program for children ages 3 to 5 with severe emotional and behavioral problems
Alameda CA 94501-1421
Head Start is a comprehensive child development program that has been successfully serving low-income children and their families for over forty years. It is a child-focused program with an overall goal of increasing school readiness and socialization for young children three to five years old. This is accomplished by providing a rich preschool environment, involving and supporting the family, and connecting with the community. Head Start is administered by the Administration for Children and Families, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Amador-Tuolumne Community Action Agency
Jackson CA 95642
ATCAA Head Start/State Preschool and Early Head Start offers child enrichment, education, health, nutritional and developmental services as well as parent education and involvement opportunities.
Big Sandy Rancheria Tribal Head Start (AIAN)
Auberry CA 93602-9613
In 2001, Big Sandy Rancheria became a grantee and received funding from the department of Health and Human Services to administer a tribal head start program. The programs goals include: Education Family and Community Partnerships Health, Disabilities and Mental Health Services Nutrition
California Rural Indian Health Board, Inc. (AIAN)
Sacramento CA 95841-4145
The CRIHB Tribal Head Start Center-Based program provides opportunities to participate in age appropriate activities that are designed to meet the child's social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Staff and parents/guardians partner to plan a program that emphasizes the development of “social competence.” “Social competence” means the child's everyday effectiveness in dealing with both his or her present environment and later responsibilities in school and life.
Campesinos Unidos, Inc. Head Start
Brawley CA 92227
Campesinos Unidos Inc. Headstart is a Federal Program which is funded in Imperial Countr to provide preschool services to children ages 3 to 5.
Chemehuevi Indian Tribe (AIAN)
Havasu Lake CA 92363-1976
Head Start is a free Federal program for eligible preschool children that supports low-income families. The Head Start program is operated by local non-profit organizations in almost every county in the country. Children who attend Head Start participate in a variety of educational activities. They receive healthy meals and snacks and enjoy playing indoors and outdoors in a safe setting.
Child Care Resource Center
Chatsworth CA 91311-6508
Head Start is a comprehensive preschool program for low-income children that provides professional services in education & early childhood development, medical, dental & mental health, nutrition and parent involvement.
CDR operates early childhood education and child care programs at 27 Head Start centers and a Home Base Option. These programs are located in public housing sites, at schools, and in community centers and residential neighborhoods located throughout
Child Start, Inc.
Napa CA 94558-6274
Head Start is committed to delivering services to families with young children in the spirit of family focus, self worth, and shared decision making in response to community need.