• Boy

    Head Start Helps

    The Head Start Program was the kick start I needed in my life. (Robert H.)

  • Learn

    Ready to Learn

    Oregon students and families rely on Head Start programs to ensure that our kids arrive in kindergarten ready to learn.

  • Future

    Oregon's Future

    Healthy, educated children: the best thing you can do for Oregon right now! and in the future.  (Kathleen J.)
  • Happy

    Happy

    I am so HAPPY and Thankful for this Program.

Applying for Head Start, Early Head Start, or OPK Services

Posted in OHSA News

The Oregon Head Start Association does not directly provide early childhood education services, however our member programs do. If you are not sure which program is in your area, please use the Head Start Locator. A directory of Oregon Prekindergarten (OPK) programs can be found on the Oregon Department of Education website. Head Start and OPK programs follow the same standards, the difference is one is federally funded and the other is state funded.

Please directly contact your local program to get an application. 

50 Years of Head Start 20 Years of OHSA

Posted in OHSA News

We are excited to be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Head Start. Along with this milestone is the 20th anniversary of the Oregon Head Start Association. Throughout the year we will be celebrating the anniversaries!

September begins our kickoff! In Oregon our first big celebration was Red, White, and Blue Day on Sept 17. On this day Head Start programs across the nation were asked to wear red, white, and blue and share photos by using #HeadStart50th.

This month we also recognize Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Head Start is a comprehensive program that includes a focus on health and nutrition. You can view health and nutrition resources here