Head Start

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Give your child a Head Start in life and in school.

Free early education and childcare for children From birth to age 5.

Pacific Clinics’ Head Start and Early Head Start programs provide free early education and child care for children from birth to age 5 and prenatal and parenting support for income-eligible families.

We teach children about sharing emotions in a healthy way. Most teachers are bilingual and all have college degrees. Pacific Clinics’ behavioral health professionals are available to provide support to children and parents. Parents can choose from half-day or full-day programs.

To promote overall health and wellness, we offer vision and hearing checks, access to medical and dental services and consultations with a registered dietitian to all students.

“My child has learned so much while attending Pacific Clinics’ Head Start program. Their program prepared him for kindergarten and taught him how to share his emotions. They also provided me guidance on healthy meal preparation ways to help my child to continue to learn at home.”
–Sarah

Parent Engagement

You are your child’s first teacher. Parent and caregiver engagement is important to help your child thrive by extending learning at home. Caregivers with children enrolled in Early Head Start and Head Start work with our educators to:

  • Create family action plans and review progress
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Attend family-focused workshops
  • Receive referrals for supportive services

Home-Based Education for Parents

Through our Home-Based program, home educators meet with expectant mothers and parents of children from birth to 3 years of age. We educate caregivers about child development and resources to help in their role as their child’s first teacher.
Socialization opportunities are available to foster parent-child interaction and connection with other families in the community.

Early Head Start

From birth to age 3*

Learning begins at birth, and we’re here to support your child’s healthy development.

Our Early Head Start program sets the foundation for success in school and life. Our highly trained and caring teachers will engage your child in discovery through fun, age-appropriate activities in a safe and nurturing environment.

Services are available year-round. All diapers, formula and meals are provided.

Service Areas:
Alhambra
Altadena
Arcadia
Eagle Rock
Glassell Park
Glendale
Highland Park
La Crescenta
Montrose
Pasadena
Rosemead
San Marino
Sierra Madre
South Pasadena
Sunland
Tujunga
Whittier

*Some centers accept children up to 4 years of age

Head Start

Ages 4-5 years

Your child will learn tools to prepare for kindergarten as well as gain self-confidence and social skills.
Our experienced and dedicated teachers will guide your child to learn:

  • Early Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) concepts, and critical thinking skills
  • Nutritious eating and healthy living habits
  • Independence, friendship building and communication skills

The school year runs from August to May. Nutritious meals and snacks are provided.

Service Areas
Glendale
La Crescenta
Montrose Sunland

Head Start is free for income- eligible families

Call us at (818) 949-0019
Or email us at headstart@pacificclinics.org
Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Partners:

DCFS Pasadena, Door of Hope, Families Forward Learning Center, Glendale Communitas, Initiative Glendale Community College, Glendale Comprehensive Community Health Centers, Pasadena Day Nursery, The Salvation Army

This service is available in the following region(s):