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Albina offers Early Head Start and Head Start services to low income families living within our program service area. Families must have a total household income at or below federal income guidelines and meet employment or school requirements.Albina offers full day center-based services to eligible Early Head Start and Head Start age children. All services are provided free. Full day Center Based services (EHS & HS) require that parents are working, attending school, in a job-training program, or on a documented job search. Albina offers home-based services to eligible Early Head Start and Head Start age children.
Early Head Start
Serves prenatal mothers and families with children 6 weeks to 3; not older than 3 by September 1 of the year you seek entry.
Head Start serves children 3 years of age and not more than 5 years of age by September 1 of the year you seek entry.
About Head Start / Early 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.
Early Head Start promotes healthy prenatal outcomes, enhances the development of infants and toddlers, and promotes healthy family functioning.
Funded through the US Dept. of Health & Human Services Office of Head Start, The 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. For more information, refer to the Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center.
Your Parent Handbook/School Calendar contains detailed information you may not find on this page. Please refer to it for any additional information you may need. Your Family Advocate and Classroom Teacher can also be excellent resources.
Our commitment is also to parents. We support families in building a positive self image by providing a comfortable environment which promotes communication between staff and parents. We also provide training opportunities which provide exposure to a wealth of resources beyond Head Start. There are many ways parents can be involved with Albina Head Start/Early Head Start. Please speak with your Family Advocate or Classroom teacher for more information.
Serve on Policy Council
Participate on the Health Services Advisory Committee
Attend monthly classroom parent meetings
Participate within the classroom
Assist your child in completing his/her homework
Participate in Home Visits
Participate in Program Self Assessment
Complete “Parent Report Cards”
Center Training Assistant (CTA) program
ESL and Computer Classes
Other Head Start training and activities
"We know we can learn. We know we are smart. Excellence is our purpose. We are proud of ourselves, our families, and our communities!"
The CTA program is designed to provide Albina parents, wanting to explore career opportunities in Early Childhood Education, practical experience and training that can lead to a teacher assistant position with AHS/AEHS.
Albina Head Start / Albina Early Head Start implements affirmative equal opportunity and nondiscrimination to all qualified applicants, employees, and clients without regard to race, creed, color, sex, national origin, or disability.