Serve. Connect. Grow.

Respectful and inclusive of individual needs, cultures, and values.

To support the growth of healthy children and families, positive parenting, and school readiness, our licensed Early Head Start and Head Start centers offer a combination of early childhood classrooms and home visiting services throughout Clackamas County.

Our education and family services staff partner with parents to support the development of the whole child. We offer services and resources for children and families that are respectful and inclusive of individual needs, cultures, and values - to include free language/translation assistance and accommodations for disabilities upon request.

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We support school readiness through a multi-disciplinary approach that includes:

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    Full and part-day early childhood classrooms at multiple locations throughout the county

    • Infant/toddler classrooms for children six weeks through three years
    • Preschool classrooms for children ages three to five years
    • Research-based curriculum to develop cognitive, physical, and social emotional growth, individualized for every child’s unique needs and abilities
    • Nutrition education and healthy meals served family-style, with support for dietary restrictions
    • Free screenings to assess child development, dental health, vision, and hearing; with follow-up and treatment support
    • Immunization support
    • Early childhood mental health and early intervention services
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    Strengths-based home visiting and parent training/education:

    • Honoring the parent as the child’s first and most important teacher
    • Nurturing parent/child attachments and bonds
    • Positive parenting skills and support for challenging behaviors
    • Understanding healthy child development
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    Critical resource connections for families, including:

    • Secure housing, heat, transportation, and food
    • Employment support
    • Mental health services for the family
    • Continuing education opportunities to include GED and job skills programs
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  • Serves pregnant people and families with children ages birth to three.
  • Home visiting and center-based classrooms.
  • Parent education and resource support.
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  • Serves families with children ages three to five.
  • Home visiting and center-based classrooms.
  • Parent education and resource support.

View a List of Our Early Learning Centers:

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: Filing a Program Complaint as a USDA Customer webpage, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 Complaint form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email: program.intake@usda.gov

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.