Head Start

What We Do

Providing FREE preschool education for kids aged 3-5 in Lincoln County. Your child will learn in a nurturing environment with a “whole child” approach, focused on educational, health, family, and social needs.


We are starting the new school year in person, with virtual class options available.

Learn more below

Browse our online curricula, resources, activities, and videos for you and your family while learning at home.

We meet the needs of each child and are sensitive to the child’s cultural identity, as well as any health or academic challenges. Learn more and apply below.

2021-2022 Opening Update

We are safely starting the new school year in person, with virtual class options available by request. The school year has started, but enrollment is still open! Click the button below to apply.

We are following the CDC, state and federal COVID-19 guidelines to ensure your child, family and our team are safe and healthy. We continue to do everything we can to give your child a head start in life!

Meeting the needs of each child

Every Child is Unique

We know that every child is unique, so that is where we start. We also know that parents and family are children’s first teachers, so we work closely with families in the structure of our program and each child’s individual plan. We consider the “whole child”, their learning styles, health on all levels, and any special needs they may have. Our program is comprehensive in approach, understanding that health, nutrition and learning go hand in hand.

Family Involvement and Support

We have a Head Start Policy Council, which families are welcome to be elected to, that meets monthly to learn and take part in the governance of our program. In addition to regular family meetings at each site, we have one-on-one visits with families at home and school for individualized care. Once a part of Head Start, you are a part of the larger CSC family and network of programs, all of which your dedicated Head Start Family Advocate can help connect you with.

Highest Quality

Head Start is a national program serving children and families for over 55 years, and proven to make a difference in preparing your child for kindergarten and a life of learning. All of our sites maintain a 5-star rated Spark program, the highest quality designated by the Oregon Department of Education’s Early Learning Division.

Your child deserves a Head Start in life, and we invite you to join us.

Enrollment Applications (English)

Click the links below to apply for the 2021-2022 school year for Head Start of Lincoln County.

Enrollment Applications (Spanish)

Haga clic en los enlaces a continuación para la solicitud de los años escolares 2021-2022 para Head Start del condado de Lincoln.

Looking for Head Start programs in Linn or Benton Counties? Contact our partner, Kidco Head Start to learn more and apply.

One of our ongoing goals is to stop the trend towards childhood obesity in our community by providing healthy food and nutrition education to our students and their parents.

As part of their attendance at Head Start, children are provided with meals and snacks that:

  • Provide a minimum of 1/3 of the child’s daily nutritional needs, as defined by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA);
  • Are high in nutrients and low in fats, sugar, and salt;
  • Broaden a child’s food experience and take into account children’s cultural and ethnic preferences;
  • Meet the nutritional and feeding requirements of each child, including those with special dietary needs and disabilities.

At-Home Resources

Having fun and exploring our world is a big part of every child’s educational experience. Browse our online curricula, resources, activities, and videos for you and your family while learning at home.

Head Start Locations

For more information about our Head Start program contact your local Community Services Consortium’s Head Start office.

Lincoln City Head Start

2130 SE Lee Ave
PO Box G
Lincoln City, OR 97367
Phone: (541) 996-3028
Fax: (541) 996-3094

Newport Head Start

253 NE 1st.
PO Box 710
Newport, OR 97365
Phone: (541) 574-7690
Fax: (541) 574-8300

Toledo Head Start

845 NW A St.
PO Box 400
Toledo, OR 97391
Phone: (541) 336-5113
Fax: (541) 336-2651

Annual Reports

CSC Head Start of Lincoln County Child Development Services Annual Reports.

We're Here to Help

We’re always available to help answer your questions about Head Start of Lincoln County.

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