New Early Head Start Site Opens in Pasadena

After two years in the making, the new Early Head Start site located on Peoria St. in Pasadena, Calif. is now officially open.

The new site serves 30 children at maximum capacity from ages 0 to 3 years providing free early childhood education, parenting resources and wellness checks.

Upon arrival, guests were greeted by Head Start employees and given tours of the facilities. With multiple classrooms, two outdoor areas and a fully functioning kitchen, the Peoria location is a dream come true to the many employees who have been working tirelessly to make the grand opening come to fruition. Chief Executive Officer/President Kathy McCarthy kicked off the evening with opening remarks, followed up long time Board Member Dr. Greg Bowman, Assistant Director Luiza Balyan, Early Childhood Education Manager Judy Cashell and Young & Healthy Executive Director Ellen Kramer, moderated by Senior Vice President Kris Giordano.

“I don’t know what I’d do without Pacific Clinics,” says an Early Head Start parent. She says her daughter has developed significantly since entering the program.

Sharing the space with long-time community partner Young & Healthy, a local nonprofit organization serving children and providing physical, dental and mental health care services, this site will be able to offer even more services free and on-site to families.

For more information about our Head Start/Early Head Start programs, click here.


Inside one of the classrooms where children play, learn and express themselves.


Entrance to our Early Head Start center located at 136 W. Peoria St. Pasadena, CA 91103.


Head Start employees smile in the entry way of the new Peoria location.


One of two outdoor playground areas.


L to R: Assistant Director of Head Start Programs Luiza Balyan, Board member Dr. Greg Bowman, Senior Vice President Kris Giordano, Chief Executive Officer/President Kathy McCarthy, Early Childhood Education Manager Director Judy Cashell, Comprehensive Service Manager Nina Paddock