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Head Start

Head Start at United Community Action Network

Are you looking for childcare for your children? Our Head Start program can help.

What We Offer

Head Start provides classes for young children and pregnant women. In our classes, your children learn the skills they need to succeed when they start kindergarten. Your children learn everything from resolving conflict to working in groups. Your children also learn early math, language and physical skills.

Our Head Start program also provides your children:

  • Dental checkups,
  • Screenings to see if they have special needs,
  • Vision and hearing checkups,
  • Busing to centers (depending on where you live)
  • Healthy snacks, breakfasts and lunches

As a parent or guardian of a Head Start child, we offer you help to best support your children. You can attend fun family get-togethers, and you can learn to be a leader by joining our Policy Council.

To Qualify

You can obtain our Head Start services if:

  • You are pregnant, or if you have children (ages newborn up to 5 years old),
  • Your family meets income guidelines (there are times when even if you don’t, your child can still qualify), and,
  • You live in Douglas County (if you live in Josephine County, see info below for other resources)

We do keep a wait list, but we work to get children in all year long. If you aren’t sure if you qualify, please contact us. We will be happy to work with you to see if we can get your child enrolled.

Our Process

1. Click here and complete our application. We take applications all year.

2. Once you apply, we will give you a call.

3. When we meet, all you need to bring are:

After we meet, we will mail you, letting you know that you are on our waitlist.

Where We Offer Classes

We have centers for children age 3-4 in:

We have centers for younger children up to age 2 in:

If You Live In Jospehine County

You can receive Head Start services from Southern Oregon Head Start. To learn more about them, click here.