Head Start


Mt. Hood Community College Child Development & Family Support Programs
(Administrative offices at Maywood Park)
503-491-6111 10100 NE Prescott, Portland 97220

Child development and family support services available for pregnant women and families of children age birth - 5 who are low income and reside in East Multnomah County outside Portland Public Schools. Services include comprehensive preschool and child care programs, home visits, parent and child activities, health screenings, meals, transportation, opportunities to volunteer, and parent involvement activities. Some programs operate year-round.

Part Day Head Start offers part day preschool 4 days/week, along with home visits for families of preschoolers (ages 3-5) in locations throughout mid and East Multnomah County. Many families are eligible for bus transportation.

Home-based Early Head Start enrolls pregnant moms and children who are birth to three.  Home-based program involves weekly home visits to families, socialization days, and a variety of parent groups.

Home-based Head Start offers weekly home visits and opportunities for socialization days to families who are homeless or have other difficulties attending a center-based classroom program.

Full Day Head Start and Early Head Start has a limited number of child care slots for eligible families who are working or attending MHCC full time. Some programs are year-round.  Child care is available for working parents who receive child care subsidy, and parents who attend MHCC (preference given to families who need care during the center’s hours of operation)

Migrant Education Preschool/Head Start provides preschool and home visit services for migrant eligible families. Services are provided primarily in Spanish.

Parents as Teachers (PAT) provides monthly home visits and weekly group experience for families with a child ages birth to five.

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