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Head Start provides a comprehensive, high quality service designed to foster healthy development for income eligible children and families.

Free Preschool Opportunities for Children Ages 3 & 4

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The Madera/Mariposa Regional Head Start preschool program is accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year.

Image of the Madera/Mariposa Head Start logo. Your child must turn three years old by Sep. 1, 2022, to be eligible.

The Head Start program focuses on increasing the social competence of young children 3 to 4 years of age in Madera and Mariposa counties.

Services include early childhood education, medical and dental screening and follow up, services to children with disabilities, social skills, nutrition and family services.

Image of a young child dressed up like the Cat in the Hat reading a book.

Image by Catherine Hammond.

For more information or to schedule an appointment to apply, please call Oakhurst Head Start at 559-658-8171 or Mountain Head Start in North Fork at 559-877-2352.

You will need to provide the following documents: your child’s birth certificate, immunization records (must be up-to-date), Medi-Cal or other insurance card, and family income verification for twelve months (tax return, W-2’s, Passport to Services, Social Security, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), etc.).

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Image of a young girl getting ready to paint a ceramic cat.

Image by Christopher Ryan.

 

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