Neighborhood House Association - Head Start Program has a limited number of openings in San Diego, La Mesa, Escondido, East County, South Bay and other areas of San Diego County for FREE Child Care/ Pre-School and Family Services. Head Start is recruiting low-income families, special needs families and families with foster children from 6 weeks to 5 years old who can benefit from these services. Call now to apply.
What Is Head Start?
Head Start is the most successful federally funded program for pre-school children and their families ever created. Over the years, this program has touched the lives of tens of thousands of children and their families in San Diego County. Head Start is a family program that provides support services for parents and pre-school services for their children. It offers day, evening and some Saturday sessions. Head Start gives low-income children, children with special-needs and foster children a chance to develop school readiness skills and supports good health by providing educational, social, medical and nutritional services. The focus of the program is on the development of the child with special attention paid to each individual’s strengths and needs. children with disabilities also receive individual attention and are fully included in the regular pre-school programming. After completing the Head Start program, children are excited about learning and prepared for Kindergarten. Head Start promotes parents as the primary educators of their children. Parents are encouraged to become volunteers and to have an active voice in setting the goals and direction for their child’s program.
Head Start has developed a system that works to identify and prioritize the child’s and family’s goals, establish a family partnership and provides all needed family support services, tracks the family’s progress and recognizes and celebrates with the family when they achieve their goals.
Head Start offers support for parents in child rearing, education and creating the opportunity for family self-sufficiency. Parents are encouraged to enhance their education and they are offered employment training and tutoring.
Partnerships and Collaborations
Head Start has Centers all over San Diego County and in a neighborhood near you. Head Start has centers located on elementary school campuses in 17 county school districts. Head Start helps families by providing assistance with other family problems such as drug or alcohol abuse, job loss, lack of housing, and the like. Head Start forms partnerships with other organizations and agencies in the County to help meet each family’s needs.
If you have questions or if you would like additional information on recruitment or enrolling your child please call for: North County (760) 489-9855; San Diego City (619) 287-2992 or (619) 263-7761; East County (619) 444-0503 and for South Bay (877) 327-8687.