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  • Program Overview

    Portland Public Schools Head Start serves 760 low-income three- and four-year-old children and their families. The goal of Head Start is to prepare young children for successful transitions to kindergarten and beyond by building social competence and developing school readiness skills. We accomplish this by enhancing children's growth and development, both physically and emotionally. We provide families and children with educational, health and nutritional services, linking them to needed community services. We ensure that all parents have opportunities for involvement in their child’s education and program decision making.”

  • Connect with your Head Start counselors! 

    These can be stressful times, even for young children

    We are available by phone, text, or email for help with:

    • Managing your stress or your children’s stress   

    • Supporting your children with things like: 

      • changes in sleep, behavior, or mood 

    • Finding assistance or mental health services

    If you want to connect:

    Leave us your name, your child’s name, their Headstart, and your number at:


    If you are experiencing a mental health crisis you can call the county crisis line for immediate support 24 hours a day at 503-988-4888. 



    ¡Conéctese con una consejera de Head Start!

    Estos pueden ser momentos estresantes, incluso para niños pequeños

    ¡Estamos disponibles por teléfono, mensaje de texto, o correo electrónico para ayuda con:

    • Manejando su estrés o el estrés de sus hijos.

    • Apoyando a sus hijos con cosas como:

      • cambios en el sueño, el comportamiento, o el estado de ánimo

    • Encontrando asistencia o servicios de salud mental

    Si quiere conectarse:

    deje su nombre, el nombre de su hijo, su Headstart, y su número de teléfono en


    Si está experimentando una crisis de salud mental, puede llamar a la línea de crisis del condado para obtener ayuda inmediata 24 horas al día al 503-988-4888.

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Program's Main Office

  • Sacajawea Head Start

    4800 NE 74th Ave.
    Portland, OR 97218
    Phone: 503-916-5724
    Fax: 503-916-2480

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