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 Head Start

 

CDR operates early childhood education and child care programs at 25 Head Start/State Preschool centers and a Home Base Option.  ThProgram 2ese programs are located in public housing sites, at schools, in community centers, and residential neighborhoods located throughout Ventura County.

Head Start Program 2016-2017 Annual Report
The Head Start Program Annual Report is available for your information by Clicking Here. 
 
Head Start/Early Head Start School Readiness Plan
To learn more about CDR's Head Start/Early Head Start Readiness Plan, please click here.
 
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.
 
Quality Preschool
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 click here.
 
Additional Services
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.
 
Eligibility RequirementsCDR's Head Start Program
To be eligible for enrollment in the Head Start/State Preschool program:
  • 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.
USDA Non-discrimination Statement
 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.
  
De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.
 
Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.
 
Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:
 
(1)       correo: 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; o
(3)       correo electrónico: program.intake@usda.gov.
 
Enrollment Application Package
To be 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 schedule.
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: 

Corporate Office
Child Development Resources
221 E. Ventura Boulevard
Oxnard, CA 93036
(805) 485-7878
 
 
 CDR FormClick below for an application...
 
If you have additional question please download our Head Start brochure, contact us at (805) 485-7878 during normal business hours or use our convenient contact us form.

 
 

 

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