• Head Start's Mission...

    To give pre-school children a head start in school readiness and cultivate the growth of strong healthy families.

  • Early Head Start's Mission...

    To promote healthy prenatal outcomes for pregnant women, enhance development of very young children and promote healthy family functioning.

  • Healthy Families Mission...

    To promote & support positive parenting, healthy growth and development of all Clackamas County parents and their first-born children.


Head Start is Recruiting for Next Year!

We are excited to announce that we are now able to start signing families up for the next school year! Please help us spread the word that now is the best time for all families to call and sign up for free preschool. All the families need to do is call the main office at 503-675-4565. We are answering the phones from 8:30-4:30pm Monday-Thursday and 8:30am-2:00pm on Fridays (we are bilingual and have access to instant interpreting services when needed). Please feel free to leave a voicemail if you call outside of those times.

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We Do A Lot More Than Pre-School!

  • Each Head Start center has a cook who serves family-style, USDA meals for breakfast and lunch.
  • All children receive vision, dental, hearing, and developmental screenings.
  • There is no fee to participate in Head Start.
  • Our preschool classes focus on the skills that children will need to succeed in Kindergarten, including social emotional, cognitive, physical and language development.

Learn More About Head Start

About Head Start

CCCCHS is a non-profit organization that serves 3 and 4 year-old children of low-income families residing in Clackamas County. Head start does not charge any fees. We provide quality pre-school education, nutritious meals, regular health screenings including dental, vision, and hearing, mental health staff, and family services including home visits.

About Early Head Start

Early Head Start (EHS) is a federally funded community-based program for low-income families with infants and toddlers and pregnant women. Its mission is simple:

  • to promote healthy prenatal outcomes for pregnant women
  • to enhance the development of very young children, and
  • to promote healthy family functioning.

About Healthy Families

Parenting is one of the most important jobs a person will ever do. Yet, being a parent can be a tough job. As a new parent, you create the foundation for your baby’s future. Research shows that what happens during the first three years of life can last a lifetime. Having your first child brings lots of changes. Every new parent has questions and can use some extra support. That is why Healthy Families of Clackamas County is here.

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