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Our Impact

Head Start prepares children and their families for success in school and throughout life.

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By participating in Southern Oregon Head Start and Early Head Start children are more likely to enter school healthy, ready to learn, and with age-appropriate skills. We support family well-being and nurturing relationships between children and parents and encourage lifelong learning for both children and parents.

Our data shows that the majority of children coming into our program do not have the skills expected for their age. However, by the end of the year they make tremendous growth and about 90% have the skills expected for their age. See the charts on this page for results of children at the beginning of the year and at the end of the year in literacy, cognition, and math.


2011-2012 Accomplishments

Of the 1,358 children served in Head Start and Early Head Start in 2011-2012:

  • 587 (43%) lived in single parent families
  • 186 (11%) were homeless
  • 197 (15%) had disabilities
  • 89 (7%) were in foster care

Median Family Income – $10,217


 

Health (2011-2012)

  • 97% of children 0-5 were up-to-date on medical exams
  • 100% of children needing medical treatment received it

Dental

  • 90% of Head Start children were up-to-date on dental exams
  • 100% of Early Head Start children were up-to-date on preventive oral health care

Mental Health/Disabilities

  • 34 children 0-5 were referred for mental health services
  • 20 children received services
  • 197 children received special education services (of these 69 were referred by us).

Nutrition

  • Over 250,000 meals and snacks were served to children

 

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