Head Start, Migrant/Seasonal Head Start & Early Head Start

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    Serving Yakima, Bridgeport and East Wenatchee, we offer comprehensive education, health, nutrition, and family support services for more than 690 income-eligible families and their children, prenatal to age five. Additionally, our programs provide education and leadership opportunities for parents, as well as professional development training for early childhood educators and caregivers.

    ESD 105 offers center-based Head Start and Migrant/Seasonal Head Start services and home-based Early Head Start services through a partnership with EPIC (Enterprise for Progress In the Community). Each classroom has teachers who work with parents to design individual learning plans. Parents are encouraged to volunteer in the classroom and extend their child's learning and growth at home. Services include:
    • Learning activities
    • Social development and problem solving
    • Nutritious meals and snacks
    • Health screenings and follow-up
    • Family support services
    • Family involvement and leadership opportunities 
    Head Start

    Head Start is a federally funded preschool program for three- and four-year-old children and is free to eligible families who meet income guidelines.

    Migrant/Seasonal Head Start

    Migrant/Seasonal Head Start is a comprehensive program that serves children of migrant and seasonal farm workers. Services target children from six months to five years. Service hours are longer and programs extend for fewer months than traditional Head Start.

    Early Head Start

    Early Head Start is a comprehensive home-based program that serves children birth to three years of age, pregnant women and income-eligible families. Services include:
    • Early childhood education experiences
    • Parent-child attachment support
    • Nutrition services
    • Health screenings and follow-up
    • Family support services
    • Family involvement and leadership opportunities

    A listing of the Seedlings Center for Early Learning locations where ESD 105 provides Head Start services is available on this page provided by EPIC.


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