Head Start Program 2015-2016 Annual Report
The Head Start Program Annual Report is available for your
information by clicking
Head Start/Early Head Start School Readiness Plan
To learn more about CDR's Head Start/Early Head Start
Readiness Plan, please
What is Head Start?
The Head Start Program, funded by the Department of Health and Human
Services, Administration of Children and Families, serves 1,120 children in
a part-day or full-day center or home base option.
Head Start is a no-cost comprehensive family-focused program
that provides quality education and support for children (ages three to
five) and their families whose family income falls within the federal
poverty guidelines. The program is designed to foster healthy development
and promote kindergarten readiness by enhancing social and cognitive
development. Children who attend Head Start participate in a variety of
educational activities. They also receive free medical screenings by trained
Head Start staff as well as free dental screenings by local dentists.
Healthy meals and snacks are provided and children are able to enjoy playing
indoors and outdoors in a safe environment.
High-quality preschool programs provide the foundation for
children to develop better emotional, intellectual and social skills which
will benefit them throughout their school years and for the rest of their
lives. We recognize that parents are the first and most important teachers
of children and we believe that early support systems and education are
fundamental to lifelong success.
To learn about our Early Head
Start program for pregnant women and children ages 0-3, please
The entire range of Head Start services
is designed to be responsive and appropriate to each child and family's
heritage and experience. Mental health and other services are available for
children and families with special needs or disabilities. The entire Head
Start team is committed to offering your child love, acceptance,
understanding, and the opportunity to learn and experience success.
To be eligible for enrollment in the
Head Start/State Preschool
- Household income must meet the Federal Poverty Level
guidelines or meet the income requirements outlined in the Schedule of Icome
Ceilings for Child Care and Development Programs;
- The child must be age 3 to 5 years old;
- For full day programs, parent(s) must be working, seeking
employment, attending vocational training, or attending school full time.
Enrollment Application Package
eligible for enrollment in the Head Start Program/State Preschool Program,
you will need:
- Child's proof of birth date;
- Proof of your household income (latest income tax return,
last 12 month's income documentation, or current Notice of Action for CalWorks
Cash Aid, Child Care Subsidized Notice of Action, or SSI and foster;
- Child's immunization record;
- Proof of current employment and/or school or training
Parents are encouraged to review the Head Start/State
Preschool Parent Handbook to learn more about the program. Please
click here for Parent Handbook in Spanish. Please
click here for Parent Handbook in English.
To enroll in the Head Start/State Preschool Program, please
print the application below and bring to any of our
Head Start/State Preschool Centers
or to the Corporate Office:
Child Development Resources
Oxnard, CA 93036
below for an application...