United Community Action Network
Helping People, Changing Lives - Serving Douglas and Josephine Counties
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UCAN Head Start/Early Head Start

What is Head Start?

Head Start helps young children and their families. Older children (age 3-4) take classes that prepare them for Kindergarten. Families with you children (age newborn-2) have two options. They may get services at home. Or, they may have their children served at centers. Other ways Head Start helps is by:

  • Feeding children healthy breakfasts, lunches and snacks
  • Giving parents tips on how to make healthy meals
  • Giving children health and dental check-ups
  • Checking children's sight and hearing
  • Checking if children have special needs
  • Helping parents help their kids learn
  • Helping parents get other help they need
  • Busing children to centers

Can Head Start Help My Family?

You may be able to get Head Start services if:

  • You are pregnant, or you have children that are between newborn up to age 5, and,
    • Your family earns less than a certain amount of money, or
      • Your child is homeless
      • Your child is a foster child
      • Your child has a special need
      • Your family gets TANF or SSI

Some times, children may be allowed to enroll for other reasons. Please check with us to see if your child might still get services.

How Can I Find Out if I Can Get Head Start Services?

Send an e-mail to Brenda Tibbetts at: brenda.tibbetts@ucancap.org. You can also call her at (541) 673-6306 ext. 4114. If you are at our offices at 280 Kenneth Ford Drive, ask to speak to Brenda.

Where Can I Get Head Start Services?

UCAN offers Head Start in Douglas County only. There are Head Start centers in Roseburg, Sutherlin, Green, Winchester, Myrtle Creek, and Winston. We also offer services for pregnant women and children (newborn-age 3) in Roseburg, Glendale and Yoncalla.

How Do I Apply?

You can fill in the form found here. Or, you can print the form found here, complete it, and bring it to our office.

Para aplicar en español en el internet, haga clic aquí.

Para una applicacion en Espanol, por favor, va aqui.