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HEAD START, COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIP

Head Start and Early Head Start are comprehensive child development programs which serve children from birth to age 5, pregnant women, and their families. They are child-focused programs and have the overall goal of increasing the school readiness of young children in low-income families.

The Head Start program has a long tradition of delivering comprehensive and high quality services designed to foster healthy development in low-income children. Head Start provides a range of individualized services in the areas of education and early childhood development; medical, dental, and mental health; nutrition; and parent involvement.

The Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County Head Start/Early Head Start Program makes special efforts to ensure that children with special needs are able to participate in all aspects of the program either in an inclusive home- based or preschool classroom environment. The program reserves at least 10% of its enrollment slots for children with disabilities and no child will be denied enrollment because of a disability.

A variety of programs are available for parents, including full-day, full-year for parents working or going to school; part-day, full-year; part-day, part-year; and other options. For more information, please contact the center closest to your home:

Atascadero and Templeton (805) 466-0417
Cambria and Cayucos (805) 927-0830
Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach, Pismo Beach, Oceano (805) 473-1657
Nipomo (805) 929-3366
Paso Robles and San Miguel (805) 238-5323
San Luis Obispo (805) 594-1752 or (805) 542-0320
Los Osos and Morro Bay (805) 528-3717

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