• 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.


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.

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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.

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690- 7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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