Home Oregon Head Start Programs

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 35 counties in the state of Oregon. 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.

Oregon Head Start Program Centers Listed by Counties

Recently Updated Center in Oregon Head Start Program Database:

Albina Head Start
Portland OR 97212-2111
Albina is a non-profit agency that provides Early Head Start and Head Start services to children and families, ages birth through five.
Child and Family Development Program
St. Helens OR 97051-2024
St. Helens is located in southeastern Columbia County, on the Columbia River, approximately 30 miles northwest of Portland, Oregon. Five snow-covered peaks are visible from the City: Mount St. Helens, Mt. Adams, Mt. Hood, Mt. Rainier and Mt. Jefferson. Near the riverfront, the Old Town portion of St. Helens features a Nationally Registered Historic District encompassing 10 blocks, which includes residences and civic buildings dating back nearly a century. Originally settled by New England loggers, St. Helens' basalt rock quarry was also a major industry in the early 1900's. Major employers today include forest products, mining, and manufacturing operations. The St. Helens area offers several outdoor activities, including fishing, hunting, hiking and kayaking. The St. Helens Head Start center serves families and children in Scappoose, Warren, Columbia City and Deer Island in addition to local St. Helens families.
Community Action Head Start
Salem OR 97301-4520
Head Start is a comprehensive preschool program serving low-income children ages 3-5, and their families. Head Start provides early childhood education, nutrition, health, mental health, disability, and family services. Family involvement is included in all aspects of the program.
Community Action Organization
Hillsboro OR 97123-3822
Community Action operates Head Start and Early Head Start programs for Washington County children who are 6 weeks to 5 years old. These programs prepare children for success in school, show parents how to be their children’s first teachers, and help families set and achieve family goals. Children who attend high-quality early childhood programs such as Head Start and Early Head Start begin school fully prepared to learn. A good early education makes a big difference. Head Start children learn, play, and eat meals together. They go on wonderful field trips, create portfolios of art and journal entries, and begin to develop literacy, math, and computer skills. Teachers build close relationships with children and parents, and together they monitor children’s development and help them reach individual goals.
Grand Ronde Head Start
Grand Ronde OR OR
(800) 422-0232
And all day and year round preschool services for children ages 3-5 years. It is our hope that we make a difference in the lives of children and families by being leaders in the implementation and modeling of a high quality, diverse, and creative Early Childhood Program.
The Head Start Program is an early childhood developmental program preparing three and four year old children for public school. Siletz Tribal Head Start focuses on education, health, social services, cultural enrichment and parental involvement. Children participate in a structured classroom environment a minimum of four day per week, three and one-half hours per day. Centers are located in Siletz, Springfield, Salem and Portland. Each center serves 20 children. Siletz and Salem have 10 slots for home-based programs.
The Cay-Uma-Wa Head Start program began in September of 1994 and serves 40 students.
Head Start of Lane County
Springfield OR 97477-4522
Head Start If you have a child that is 3 or 4 years of age by September 1 of the current enrollment year you may qualify for either our part-day or full-day program. The focus is on kindergarten readiness, wellness, and social and emotional development.
Head Start of Yamhill County
McMinnville OR 97128-8622
Head Start's educational program is designed to meet each child's individual needs. Developmental screenings are provided and teachers work with parents to plan and implement their child's educational plan. Every effort is made to provide a classroom environment which is culturally comfortable to all families. Children are served in their first language whenever possible. Children with special needs and disabilities receive the full range of Head Start developmental services. In addition, staff members work closely with community agencies to provide services.
Eastern Oregon Head Start
La Grande OR 97850-2807
Head Start is a national program that promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children and families.