Low-income and disabled children ages 0 to 5.
Since its launch in 1965, the national Head Start program has been supporting low-income children and families with a comprehensive array of services designed to prepare children for school. Over that time it has served more than 30 million children, including children and families of San Joaquin County.
The comprehensive services provided through Head Start and Early Head Start services include:
• Health, development and behavior screening
• Social and emotional health
• Family goal-setting
• Social services
• Transition services
• Services for children with disabilities
San Joaquin County Office of Education (SJCOE) was funded in July 2015 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Head Start to provide Head Start and Early Head Start services in San Joaquin County.
SJCOE’s Head Start San Joaquin (HSSJ) program provides Head Start services to eligible children from birth to age five and pregnant women through a partnership with local school districts and non-profit organizations. The following HSSJ partners will provide direct services to children and families: