NeighborImpact Head Start Program

Head Start is now enrolling children for the​ 2016-17 school year

​Fill out and submit an online Head Start/OPK application 

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NeighborImpact Head Start/OPK application
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Your child’s well-being matters to you and it matters to our communities. NeighborImpact’s Head Start program is here to help your family build skills and connect with resources to prepare your child to be successful in school. Our quality pre-school program offers much more than classroom learning. We partner with parents and caregivers to make sure that families have access to:

  • Quality pre-kindergarten education
  • Health and dental care
  • Family support
  • Nutritional meals

Every day, our Head Start program is proving to increase school readiness and provide children and families with the skills and resources they need be successful.

How Head Start Works

If your family is enrolled in the NeighborImpact Head Start program, your child will be in the classroom four days a week for three hours and 45 minutes each day. Limited school bus transportation is available to and from classrooms in Crook and Deschutes counties.

Head Start Eligibility

NeighborImpact’s Head Start Program is dedicated to helping ensure that children ages 3 and 4 from low-income families are ready for school. The Head Start Program is now accepting applications for the 201​6-17 school year. Head Start builds success for children through focused, family-centered services that enhance social competence, school readiness and overall health and well-being. Children are provided a free high quality preschool education which includes individualized curriculum, nutritious meals, health and developmental screenings, and transportation. Head Start Classes are available throughout Crook and Deschutes counties. Space is limited.

201​5-16 Head Start Recruitment Poster

Download the 2015 Head Start Annual Report

For more information, visit The Office of Head Start’s Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 
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"Thanks to Head Start for teaching me to become a better father." - Head Start Parent

Our child has grown so much and all of the staff we have known have been extremely helpful with our family's needs." - Head Start Parent

"Thank you Head Start for educating my child, for the unconditional help, and for being there when we needed you the most." - Head Start Parent