Head Start, a federally funded pre-school program, is seeking students for the 2014-2015 school year. Applications are being taken from all three and four year olds in Columbia County. Recruitment for fall enrollment is now in progress. If parents are interested in enrollment information they are urged to phone immediately.
Perspective students must be three or four years old by September 1, 2014. Children must be from limited income households or have a disability and/or special needs to qualify.
Head Start incorporates a total family program that includes nutrition, education, medical and dental services for the enrolled child and home visitations. USDA approved meals are served. Training on various subjects and on the job training is offered to all enrolled families. Transportation is not available.
The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) and the State of Oregon prohibit discrimination in all USDA programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability.
The Vernonia Center is located at 500 California Avenue next to the Blue Heron Hollow Apartment complex. Families who live in the Mist, Birkenfeld and Vernonia areas may phone (503) 429-9243 or 503-369-7249 for more information.
The Clatskanie/Rainier Center is located behind the high school in Clatskanie. Families in the Clatskanie, Quincy, Westport, Knappa, Rainier and Goble areas may phone (503) 728-2940 for more information.
Students in the St. Helens area attend class at the center on Columbia Blvd. next to McBride School. Families may contact (503) 397-4114 for more information.
Head Start is an agency of Community Action Team, Inc., serving Clatsop, Columbia and Tillamook counties.