Children Ages 0 to 5 years Can Receive a Variety of Services.  

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Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Nancy Kotowski, County Superintendent of Schools

  1. More than 500 Expected for Closing Ceremony

    Tue Jul 25, 2017
  2. Three Monterey County Science Students Compete and Win at International Fair

    Tue May 23, 2017
  3. A Year of Learning Adds Up for Monterey County Students

    Thu May 11, 2017
  4. Very Special Field Day for Very Special Students

    Wed May 10, 2017
  5. Head Start 2017-18 Enrollment Now Open

    Thu Apr 20, 2017

Head Start Enrolling Students for Next School Year

Head Start Enrolling Students for Next School Year

Monday, Apr 11, 2016

Contact:  Jessica Hull / Communications and Public Relations Officer           831.784.4245 (o), 209.679.4858 (c)

                 Lizbeth Gomez / ERSEA, Data and Technology Coordinator           831.755.6490 (o)


Salinas, Calif. – Monterey County Office of Education Head Start Program is currently recruiting for preschool children for the 2016-2017 program year. Families with children ages 0 to 5 are encouraged to apply. Preschool classes will begin in August 2016. Home based services for children ages 0-3 will begin in July.

Head Start provides an education program for preschool children ages 3-5 years. Children with special needs or disabilities are welcome. 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.


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Head Start Flyer