Early Head Start/Head Start/State Preschool
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ATCAA Head Start/State Preschool and Early Head Start offers child enrichment, education, health, nutritional and developmental services as well as parent education and involvement opportunities.
In Tuolumne County, ATCAA offers half day Head Start preschool and State Preschool programs to prepare children for kindergarten, and full day childcare at low or no cost for parents who are working, going to school, seeking employment, or have a referral from Child Welfare. Preschool children may be enrolled at the Head Start Center Based sites or in a Home-Based Program. In Amador County, we offer a full day program at our Jackson site and a morning and afternoon program in Ione. About 250 children are served each year in both counties.
We offer many opportunities for parents to become involved in our program. The Parent Policy Council (PPC) and the ATCAA Board of Directors work closely in a joint governance model to assure the Early/Head Start Program is serving the children in our communities in the best possible ways. We collaborate with other agencies such as First Five Commissions; Child Abuse Prevention Councils; Nutrition Fitness Council; Parent Advisory Groups; and many others to bring services to families. Funding is provided by the Federal Government and California Department of Education as well as fundraisers, grants, and donations from local organizations, businesses, and foundations.
In 2007 a program called Fathers and Families was successfully implemented and provided enrichment activities such as fishing and camping trips for Head Start children, fathers and families.
in 2010 we opened 3 Early Head Start Centers for children aged 6 weeks to 3 years old. We also started a home based program for families with children and pregnant women.
To enroll your child, to receive an application or to find out more about how your child can get free or low-cost childcare and early learning opportunities, please see contact information below
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In Amador County:
Jackson Early Head Start/Head Start or State Preschool call us at 209-223-7333
Ione Early Head Start/Head Start call us at 209.271-0395
In Tuolumne County:
Sonora Service Center 209-533-0361 ext. 240 427 N. Hwy 49, Sonora, CA
Sonora Head Start/State Preschool and Early Head Start — new location on Blue Bell ! 209.532.5455
Jamestown Head Start 209.984.1617
Shaws Flat Head Start/State Preschool 209.588.9055
Soulsbyville Head Start/State Preschool 209.533.3143
Summerville Head Start/State Preschool 209.928.3651
Twain Harte Head Start/State Preschool 209.586.7178