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Albina Head Start & Early Head Start Center Based and Home Based Programs

Albina Head Start & Early Head Start promote school readiness of children ages birth to five from low-income families by supporting the development of the whole child.

All services are provided FREE to families.

NOTE: Due to COVID all services are currently being offered remotely until at least November, 2020.

programs

Albina offers two programs:

Early Head Start (ehs)

Serves Prenatal Mom's, children birth to age 3 years old and their families in either our Home Based or our Center Based service models.

Head Start (hs)

Serves children ages 3 to 5 years old and their family in either our Home Based or our Center Based service models.

Service models

Center Based

Quality Full-Day Program (2020 schedule to be determined)

Classrooms located in North, North East and South East Portland.

All children are offered, Breakfast, Lunch and an Afternoon Snack that meet each child's specific allergy needs as well as CACFP/USDA nutrition standards.

A diverse curricula that includes:

  • Spanish Language in all HS & EHS Classrooms.
  • American Sign Language (EHS Classrooms)
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (S.T.E..A.M)
  • Mandarin language (offered in McCormack-Matthews Head Start Classrooms A, B, C and Early Head Start Classroom #3, Carolyn Young Head Start Classroom #5 and the Head Start Classroom at Hughs)
  • Low child to staff ratios
  • Diapers & Pull-Ups are provided in the classroom.
  • Iron Fortified Infant Formula is provided.

Early Intervention & Early Childhood Special Education

  • Support families in completing the ASQ and ASQ:SE yearly.
  • Address family concerns and assist in completing referrals for outside services.
  • Work closely with Multnomah Early Childhood Program (MECP) to help families complete evaluations, and offer onsite services for children.

Health Tracking

  • Wellness Checks
  • Dental
  • Growth, Vision & Hearing Screenings
  • Partnership with University of Portland Nursing Students.
  • HS partnership with the Casey Eye Institute.

Support the whole family

  • Goal setting
  • Mental Health Support- Partnership with Morrison Family Center.

Classrooms for Teen Parents

  • Partnership with Portland Public Schools (PPS)
  • Classrooms are available at Franklin, Madison, Grant & Roosevelt High Schools.
  • Teen Parents must meet requirements by PPS to qualify.

Classrooms at Portland Community College (PCC)

  • 2 EHS and 1 HS Classrooms are available at the PCC Cascades Campus
  • Parent must be enrolled at PCC to qualify for the classroom.

NOTE: Due to COVID all services are currently being offered remotely until at least November, 2020.

Home Based

Assigned a professionally trained Home Visitor

Weekly Home Visits

  • 90-minute visit
  • Focus is on supporting the Parent-Child Relationship and the Parent's role as their child's first teacher.
  • Child development information is individualized to support the child's physical, social emotional and intellectual development.
  • Developmental screenings and assessments.

Prenatal Home Visit

  • Twice monthly home visits
  • Individualized information to meet the pregnant mother's needs.

Early Intervention & Early Childhood Special Education

  • Support families in completing the ASQ and ASQ:SE yearly.
  • Address family concerns and assist in completing referrals for outside services.
  • Work closely with Multnomah Early Childhood Program (MECP) to help families complete evaluations, access services.

Health Tracking

  • Wellness Checks
  • Dental
  • Growth, Vision & Hearing Screenings

Support the whole family

  • Goal setting
  • Mental Health Support- Partnership with Morrison Family Center.

Family Engagement

  • 2 socializations offered monthly either in a classroom setting, or in the community (as permitted).
  • Connection to community resources.

NOTE: Due to COVID all services are currently being offered remotely until at least November, 2020.

Parent education programs

Center Training Assistant Program (CTA)

The Center Training Assistant (CTA) Program is designed to provide Albina parents, who are interested in exploring career opportunities in Early Childhood Education.

The CTA program provides participants the practical experience and training that is necessary to apply for a Teacher’s Assistant position in an Albina Head Start or Early Head Start classroom at the completion of the program.*

*completion of the CTA program does not guarantee employment

PCC Careers pathway program

Partnership with Portland Community College

Prepare for the healthcare field and positions such as a: Patient Relations Rep, Medical Office Assistant, Dietary Aid, Pharmacy Packager or Technician and more!

The Healthcare Careers Pathway includes the Healthcare Careers certificate, and prepares students with the foundational skills required by employers for entry-level positions in the healthcare industry.

In addition, it prepares students to continue their education in healthcare by introducing students to the wide variety of career opportunities available in the healthcare industry.

Albina provides a coach to help support participants and they learn with PCC.

Tuition, Books and Fees are PAID.

Photo on Right: Class of 2019 PCC Health Care Careers Pathway Program Graduates from Albina Head Start.

parent education

Through our partnership with Morrison Family Center, parenting classes are offered FREE through out the school year.

The Incredible Years

The Incredible Years® evidence based parenting programs focus on strengthening parenting competencies and fostering parent involvement in children’s school experiences, to promote children’s academic, social and emotional skills and reduce conduct problems. The parenting programs are grouped according to age: babies (0-12 months), toddlers (1-3 years), preschoolers (3-6 years).

Eligibility

be within our geographical boundries

Albina provides services to families currently living in the Portland Public School District within the North, North East (not past NE 110th) and South East (not past SE 110th) areas of Portland.. Exceptions for families who have been displaced.

If you are not in our service area please click HERE to find a Head Start near you!

Meet income guidelines

Must have a total household income at or below Federal Poverty Guidelines

  • Do you receive SSI?
  • Do you receive TANF?
  • Do you receive any other income assistance?

Other

  • Do you have foster children?
  • Are you Houseless/Homeless

How to apply

Due to COVID we have temporarily modified how we can accept pre-applications for enrollment. More information can be found on our website albinahs.org or by clicking HERE

complete an application

If you are able to Print/Scan/Fax: English Pre-Application Click Here Spanish Pre-Application Click Here

If you are unable to Print/Scan/ Fax: COVID-19 Pre-Application

INCLUDE

  • Child's Date of Birth/ Proof of Pregnancy
  • Proof of last year's income or the last 12 months of income for both parents in the home.
  • Employment Related Daycare (ERDC) Application (If applicable)

visit the Albina Head Start ERDC Information Page to learn more about ERDC.

turn in your application

Turn in your completed application, along with all of your necessary paperwork

FAX: 503-282-1986

Drop off at: 3417 NE 7th Ave., 97212 (drop box located at front door)

Head Start E-mail: ahsfrontdesk@albinaheadstart.org

Early Head Start E-mail: ehsfrontdesk@albinaheadstart.org

Follow Up

If you would like more information, applications, or flyers please contact:

Jamaique

Head Start Lead Family Advocate

E-mail: Jreiley@albinaheadstart.org

Peggy

EHS Social Service Coordinator

(503) 548-3527 OR Peggyr@albinaheadstart.org

Visit

https://www.albinahs.org/how-to-apply

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