We look forward to serving your child and family this school year. With the COVID-19 pandemic still active, we have developed a plan to safely connect with you. Please see Fall Reopening Plan, COVID-19 Operational Plan and Supplemental Health Guidance.
Watch this video, courtesy of the National Head Start Association. Then scroll below for more information about the Lower Columbia College Head Start program.
The Lower Columbia College Head Start, Early Head Start (EHS), and Early Childhood Education Assistant Program (ECEAP) provides quality early childhood education experiences. Services available to children and families who meet eligibility requirements.
Head Start and ECEAP are federally and state funded free preschool programs that serve income eligible children age 3-5 years. Local programs consist of part-day services 3 1/2 hours a day, 3-4 days a week and run September to June. Full-day services are 6 hours a day, 5 days a week and run September to June.
Early Head Start (EHS) is a federally funded free program that serves pregnant women, infants and toddlers through weekly home visits. It promotes healthy pre-natal care and healthy attachments and development for children from the earliest stages.
In addition to education services, programs provide children and their families with health, nutrition, social and other services. Head Start services are responsive to each child and family's ethnic, cultural and linguistic heritage.