Head Start and Early Head Start Programs


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The Neighborhood House Head Start program serves children 3-5 years old and their families.  Early Head Start serves children 0 to 3 years old and their families in West Multnomah County.

The Neighborhood House Head Start program is funded by a grant from the Oregon Department of Education.  The Early Head Start program is funded by a grant from the Portland Children's Levy.  These programs serve children and their families living in West Multnomah County.  THe Neighborhood House Head Start and Early Head Start programs follow the federal guidelines for both programs.

Head Start services include:  
National Head Start research shows that children having participated in Head Start are:

Less Likely to

  • be retained in grade
  • require special education
  • drop out of school

More Likely to

  • have improved intellectual/cognitive skills
  • be healthier
  • have enhanced self-esteem
  • exhibit good social/emotional skill development
 

See our Fiscal Year 2015-16 Annual Report to learn more about our Head Start Program.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Parent and community volunteers are a vital component of the Head Start program!  We appreciate the support of our dedicated volunteers, and we offer many different kinds of volunteers opportunities.

Learn more about volunteer opportunities in our Head Start programs.