Early Head Start/Head Start/State Preschool

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2015 Community Report

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Program Description

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.

ATCAA offers Head Start preschool and State Preschool programs to prepare children for kindergarten, and Early Head Start for pregnant women and children aged birth to three.

Children may be enrolled at a Center  or in a Home-Based Program. About 300 families are served through these programs.

We offer many opportunities for parents to become involved in our program. The Policy Council  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.

To enroll your child, to receive an application or to find out more about how your child can get free early learning opportunities, please see contact information below

Files and Forms

Please click on the applications to save them to your computer! (Remember to fill out both the cover letter and the application itself.) Then print, fill out and return!

Amador County Program Applications:
Application in English
Application in Spanish

Tuolumne County Program Application:
Application in English
Application in Spanish

Amandor & Tuolumne County:

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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/State Preschool call us at 209.271.0395

In Tuolumne County:

Sonora Service Center 209-533-0361 ext. 240 427 N. Hwy 49, Sonora, CA

Blue Bell Head Start/State Preschool and Early Head Start  209.532.5455

Jamestown Head Start 209.984.1617

Jamestown Early Head Start  (Opening Soon) Call the Service Center for more information

Soulsbyville Head Start/State Preschool 209.533.3143

Summerville Head Start/State Preschool 209.928.3651

Columbia Early Head Start  209.588.2144  (Adding a preschool classroom in August of 2016)