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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 & Early Head Start


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Program Director: Sonia Jaramillo
Phone Number:  (831) 755-0352

Each year Monterey County Office of Education Head Start & Early Head Start Program serves 1,245 children 0-5 years of age in partnership with two Delegate Agencies; Greenfield Unified School District (GUSD) and the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District (MPUSD).  It is the Monterey County Office of Education Head Start & Early Head Start program’s mission, in partnership with the community, to provide the highest quality early childhood education and comprehensive child and family services to all of our children.

Our vision is to continue to be recognized as leaders in research based early childhood education and family development, and to provide high-quality, comprehensive, seamless services based on community assessments and the individual needs of families.

We believe that children and families come to our program with unique backgrounds, experiences and strengths. Therefore, we are committed to working in full participation with families to support them in meeting their individual needs and their child and family development goals.

Additionally, good nutrition, physical activity, and sound health practices are key elements to ensure optimum brain development.  Seeing the impact of healthy habits on the development of our children, we promote healthy eating and lifestyle principles throughout our programs

At Head Start and Early Head Start, we see cultural and linguistic diversity of our community as a strength to be respected and celebrated.  Consequently, we honor and reflect the diversity of our community within all aspects of our program

We strive to continue to be leaders in child and family development by delivering the highest quality, comprehensive, seamless services, based on community needs.  Our goal is to start preparing our students with the skills needed for College and Career Readiness.


Sonia Jaramillo

Program Director
Phone: 831.755.0348

Lucie Alonso

Administrative Assistant
Phone: 831.755.0348

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