The Lower Columbia College Head Start, Early Head Start (EHS), and Early Childhood Education Assistant Program (ECEAP) provides quality early childhood education experiences. Services available to children and families who meet eligibility requirements.
Head Start and ECEAP are federally and state funded free preschool programs that serve income eligible children age 3-5 years. Local programs consist of part-day services 3 1/2 hours a day, 3-4 days a week and run September to June. Full-day services are 6 hours a day, 5 days a week and run September to June. Both options respect the parent as their child's most important educator. Through parent participation, both child and parent will enrich their understanding and value of education.
Early Head Start (EHS) is a federally funded free program that serves pregnant women, infants and toddlers through weekly home visits. It promotes healthy pre-natal care and healthy attachments and development for children from the earliest stages.
In addition to education services, programs provide children and their families with health, nutrition, social and other services. Head Start services are responsive to each child and family's ethnic, cultural and linguistic heritage.
Our Head Start/EHS/ECEAP Locations
Our Head Start/EHS/ECEAP sites span across Cowlitz County: