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“Connecting through parent cafe's, other parents show u different ways of doing things, children are so different, you run out of ideas and need a supportive community. It takes a village, and I found my village”

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“My family worker supported me through difficult life challenges and made me know I could handle it, supported me to take action and make necessary changes.”

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"There is nervousness about speaking up and fear of not being heard, Head Start empowers and encourages parents to use their voice and praises parents when they speak up, and from that, the nervousness and fear goes away.”

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“After teaching my children at home, and watching the teachers online, I started to realize I can do this, I am doing this and I'm doing it well, I now want to pursue a career in education. I find myself doing more reading and research about how to be an effective teacher”. Family Services Monthly check in's “allowed me to reflect out loud that as stressed as I am, I am doing this, I can do this.”

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"I was so stressed out (teaching my child at home) and thought my child was stubborn, but then I tried something I saw the teacher do during circle time, and it changed everything, now I can talk to my child and listen to understand. I went from having zero patience to enjoying my child."

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EVENT Calendar

Find out about our scheduled program closures and Holidays, Policy Committee meetings, and other events related to the Head Start program.

Our Locations

Mt. Hood Community College Head Start and Early Head Start programs serve families who live in East Multnomah County, in the Parkrose, David Douglas, Centennial, Gresham-Barlow, Reynolds and Corbett school districts.

To learn more about a specific location, click on the colored location icons below! Use your mouse to click and drag the map and use your scroll function to zoom in and out. To filter between Head Start, Early Head Start, and Childcare Partnership program models, click on the arrow icon in the upper left corner of the map to expand the side bar. Then use the check boxes on the left side of the map to select or deselect the program models that will appear on the map.

Maywood Campus– Maywood Campus
Head Start locations– Head Start locations
Early Head Start locations– Early Head Start locations
Child Care Partnerships– Child Care Partnerships