Part-day and full-day opportunities for children 0-5 years.  

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Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Nancy Kotowski, County Superintendent of Schools

  1. Student Scientists Present Findings at Monterey County Science and Engineering Fair

    Thu Mar 15, 2018
  2. Join us for the Countywide Spelling Bee March 4th

    Tue Feb 27, 2018
  3. Countywide Spelling Bee Welcomes Familiar Face to Pronouncer Role

    Tue Feb 27, 2018
  4. More than 500 Expected for Closing Ceremony

    Tue Jul 25, 2017
  5. Three Monterey County Science Students Compete and Win at International Fair

    Tue May 23, 2017

Head Start 2017-18 Enrollment Now Open

Head Start 2017-18 Enrollment Now Open

Thursday, Apr 20, 2017


Jessica Hull / Communications and Public Relations Officer   831.784.4245 (o), 209.679.4858 (c)

Lizbeth Gomez / Enrollment Recruitment Selection & Attendance Coordinator   831.755.6490 (o)

Isabel Valtierra / Family Engagement & Disabilities Coordinator   831.755.0357 (o)



Salinas, Calif. – Monterey County Office of Education Head Start Program is currently recruiting for preschool children for the 2017-2018 program year. Families with children of ages 0 to 5 are encouraged to apply. Children with special needs or disabilities are also welcome. Head Start Preschool classes will begin in August 2017. Early Head Start Home based services for children ages 0-3 will begin in July 2017.

Head Start offers part-day and full-day opportunities for children and families throughout Monterey County. Additional full-day offerings are being added for the 2017-2018 school year. Head Start provides an education program for preschool children ages 3-5 years. Every child enrolled in Head Start is involved in a variety of learning experiences which fosters intellectual, social, and emotional growth. Such experiences include:

  • Large Group Activities
  • Small Group Activities
  • Outdoor Play for physical development
  • Breakfast, family style lunches and/or snack

 In Head Start, children learn to:

  • Become socially and personally confident.
  • Become effective learners in early literacy, writing and math.
  • Develop self-confidence and initiative.


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Flyer advertising Head Start services