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Head Start and Early Head Start services are open and currently enrolling.
Center and home-based options are available.
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2022-2023 Program Year Updates
Learn more about what’s coming in the year ahead including COVID-19 protocols and temporary school closures.
SOUTHERN OREGON HEAD START
Southern Oregon Head Start offers free preschool and childcare to qualifying families. Since 1967, we have been dedicated to educating, empowering, and enriching the lives of local children and families. Our services include free early childhood education, family support, health, nutrition, disabilities and mental health services. We operate 27 centers in Josephine and Jackson counties.
ABOUT HEAD START
Head Start is the nation’s largest early childhood education program. In Southern Oregon, our mission is for children 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 everyone in the family.
Do you love playing with children? Telling stories? Singing songs? We’re always looking for kind, loving, and patient volunteers to help in classrooms. We also greatly appreciate administrative help, field trip assistance, classroom prep, and more..
DONATIONS MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Today, your donation is needed more than ever. Funds from our federal grant scarcely meet the basic needs of our Head Start programs. By supporting our programs – Head Start, Early Head Start, The Family Connection, and LISTO – you’re investing in the future of our community and economy. You can make a difference, and give children and families a head start toward success in school and throughout their lives!
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Head Start Awareness-Hear From One of Our Parents
Importance of Head Start Southern Oregon Head Start (SOHS) prepares children and their families for success in school and throughout life. At SOHS we help children develop social and emotional well-being and academic skills while also assisting parents with the...
The Listo Family Literacy Program: Changing lives in the Latinx Community
"Are you Listo to learn?!" Listo means "ready" in Spanish, and here in Southern Oregon Head Start we take that phrase to a whole new level. LISTO Family Literacy is a program of SOHS that provides culturally specific learning opportunities for Latinx families in...
Calling All Raiders: SOU Career and Internship Fair is March 20th!
Calling all Raiders! We will be at the SOU Career and Internship Fair tomorrow afternoon (4/20/22). Stop by our table at Stevenson Union for more information on how you can make a difference by joining the Head Start team! We will be there from 11-3 giving away fun...
- National Head Start organization initiated in 1965
- Southern Oregon Head Start was founded in 1967
- We serve over 1200 children daily
- We operate 27 sites and 2 home-based programs
- We support a Spanish Family Literacy Program
- We offer Free Parenting Education Classes & Resources
JOIN OUR TEAM
Every employee at SOHS is passionate about creating opportunities for young children to learn and grow. We believe that every child can succeed with the right tools and support, and are committed to ensuring that children leave our Head Start programs ready for learning in kindergarten and beyond. We offer competitive benefits and a rewarding career environment.
Are you ready to take the next step? We have 27 Head Start and Early Head Start centers throughout Jackson and Josephine counties. Check out our locations — complete with virtual tours — and enroll your child today!