Head Start services promote school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children in a classroom setting and by providing educational, health, nutritional, social, and other services to children and families. Parental involvement is emphasized. Services for parents include parenting classes and parent support and networking. Head Start classrooms in Bend, La Pine, Prineville, and Redmond.

Classes meet four days per week throughout the school year and may be either half- or full-day depending on location. Children receive individualized education. Children receive individualized education. Families are supported in developing family partnership agreements. Provides limited school bus transportation for children to most sites. Parents can participate in parent committee meetings, volunteering, attending educational sessions, having home visits, working toward meeting their family goals, and participating in Policy Council, which shares governance of the program with the NeighborImpact board.
2303 SW 1st Street
Redmond, OR 97756
Eligibility: Families with children ages 3-5. Families with incomes at or below 100% FPL are eligible. Children in foster care, homeless children, and children from families receiving public assistance (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), SNAP, or Supplemental Security Income (SSI)) are eligible regardless of income. Families with higher incomes and specific needs may also be eligible, but families with higher needs are prioritized.
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8am-4:30pm
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (541) 323-6528 Head Start
  • (541) 323-6543 Alternate
Email Address: [email protected]
COVID-19 INFORMATION: COVID-prevention measures such as masks may be required as a response to COVID surges or federal and state health guidelines. Temporary classroom closures may be implemented as medical conditions require.
INTAKE PROCEDURE: Call or visit website for information and to register. Applications accepted year-round.
FEES: None
DOCUMENTS: Proof of child's age, household income, and residence
LANGUAGES: English, Spanish, interpretation by arrangement
AREA SERVED: Crook and Deschutes Counties
SITE HOURS: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
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