Los Angeles County Office of Education Head Start-State Preschool
Los Angeles Office of Education Head Start-State Preschool offers early childhood education programs countywide. These FREE programs are designed to help children get ready for success in school. Early Head Start serves pregnant women and children birth to 3 years old. Head Start serves children 3 to 5 years old. Both programs meet the needs of special populations, including children with disabilities. Head Start and Early Head Start also offer these additional services:
State Preschool provides early childhood education for children ages 3 and 4 at the time of enrollment with four year olds as a priority for enrollment.
- Health screening and referrals
- Dental screening and referrals
- Mental Health
- Family Services
- Parent Involvement
Any family that is currently enrolled in any of the following programs automatically qualifies for Head Start/Early Head Start programs:
- Foster care, SSI, CalWorks with cash benefits.
- Homeless children are automatically eligible (homeless means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate night time residence).