City of La Habra Head Start
Telephone – (562) 383-4256 / Fax – (562) 694-4935
Araceli Morales, Program Specialist
Marcella Villasenor, Lead Teacher
Angelina Estrella, Social Worker III
Alma Romero, Family Service Advocate
Rosa Castrejon De Lopez, Family Service Advocate
Description of Services Offered:
Head Start is a comprehensive child development program designed to meet the educational, emotional, social, health, and nutritional needs of children and families. Our program consists of morning and afternoon classes. Sessions are 3 1/2 hours, Monday through Friday, with the morning session from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., and the afternoon session is from 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Age: Priority is given to children three years, nine months to four years, nine months as of December 2nd of the program year.
Income: Family income must be at or below the Federal guidelines approved for the current year. Gross monthly income must be verified by observing the statement of earnings which accompanies payment from the employer (pay stub). When income is received as cash, rather than by check, the amount must be verified by a written statement from the employer.
Parents are given the opportunity to:
1. Assist in the classroom with staff and children.
2. Work with other parents and staff on projects and activities.
3. Be involved in Center Committees, i.e. Parent Policy Committee.
4. Share personal talents, culture, customs, and home values.
5. Attend Center meetings and/or participate in parent activities.
The overall goal of Head Start is to bring about a greater degree of “social competence” to children and their families. Social competence refers to the everyday effectiveness in dealing with both the present environment and later responsibilities in school and life. Children and families leave Head Start more confident in their own abilities and ready to succeed. The services are available to four-year-old preschool children from low-income families at no cost. Applications are available on-site.
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