Part-day and full-day opportunities for children 0-5 years.  

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Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Deneen Guss, County Superintendent of Schools

Head Start 2017-18 Enrollment Now Open

Head Start 2017-18 Enrollment Now Open

Wednesday, May 22, 2019


Jessica Hull | Communications and Public Relations Officer | 831.784.4245 (o), 209.679.4858 (c)

Lizbeth Gomez | Enrollment Recruitment Selection & Attendance Coordinator | 831.755.6490 (o)

Isabel Valtierra | Family Engagement & Disabilities Coordinator | 831.755.0357 (o)

Salinas, Calif. – Monterey County Office of Education Head Start Program is currently recruiting for preschool children for the 2017-2018 program year. Families with children of ages 0 to 5 are encouraged to apply. Children with special needs or disabilities are also welcome. Head Start Preschool classes will begin in August 2017. Early Head Start Home based services for children ages 0-3 will begin in July 2017.

Head Start offers part-day and full-day opportunities for children and families throughout Monterey County. Additional full-day offerings are being added for the 2017-2018 school year. Head Start provides an education program for preschool children ages 3-5 years. Every child enrolled in Head Start is involved in a variety of learning experiences which fosters intellectual, social, and emotional growth. Such experiences include:

  • Large Group Activities
  • Small Group Activities
  • Outdoor Play for physical development
  • Breakfast, family style lunches and/or snack

In Head Start, children learn to:

  • Become socially and personally confident.
  • Become effective learners in early literacy, writing and math.
  • Develop self-confidence and initiative.

Download the Head Start Flyer (JPG)

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