Head Start provides a free preschool education to children ages three to five years old in a nurturing learning environment that includes parents as important resources for their children’s learning. We have locations in Lincoln City, Newport, and Toledo. Head Start focuses on the “whole child” and includes as part of our program the child’s educational, health, family, and social needs.
CSC Head Start’s educational program is designed to foster intellectual, social, and emotional growth. We meet the needs of each child and are sensitive to the child’s cultural identity, as well as any health or academic challenges.
Our program emphasizes the importance of the early identification of health problems that might get in the way of a child’s success. Every child has a comprehensive health screening, which includes immunizations; medical, dental and mental health assessments; and nutritional needs.
Parents are an essential part of CSC Head Start. We encourage parents to be actively involved in parent education, program planning, and the daily operation of our sites. Many parents serve as members of policy councils and committees and have a voice in administrative and managerial decisions. Participation in workshops on child development and staff visits to the home allow parents to better understand the needs of their children and to learn about educational activities that can take place at home.
We offer specific services to each family, depending on its needs. Some families may need assistance with work or further education or training. Other families may be in crisis and require emergency assistance or crisis intervention. Whatever the challenge, we provide referrals to CSC or community services that can help.
For more information about Head Start of Lincoln County, view our Head Start Reports page
Suzanne Miller, Ph.D., Director
Head Start of Lincoln County
2130 SE Lee Ave
P. O. Box G
Lincoln City, OR 97367