Welcome to Eastern Oregon Head Start 

About Head Start

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.

The federal Head Start program provides grants to local public and private non-profit and for-profit agencies to provide comprehensive child development services to economically disadvantaged children and families, with a special focus on helping preschoolers develop the early reading and math skills they need to be successful in school. In Oregon, Head Start is jointly funded by the federal Office of Head Start and the Oregon Department of Education. Oregon Head Start Prekindergarten (OHSP) is available in all 36 counties in Oregon and follow federal Head Start performance standards.

Head Start programs promote 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. They engage parents in their children’s learning and help them in making progress toward their educational, literacy and employment goals. Significant emphasis is placed on the involvement of parents in the administration of local Head Start programs.

Announcements:

2 Nutrition Assistant positions available, please see below for information and application:

 

Nutrition Assistant

 

Employment Application

 

Policy Council Meeting, August 28, 2014 at 6 p.m. at the La Grande Head Start Center

Grantee Board Meeting, August 28, 2014 at 4 p.m. at the EOHS Administration Office