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.


Head Start is proven to make a difference in preparing your child for kindergarten. Apply today for the upcoming school year! 

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.

Perfect for summer learning! Browse our online curricula, resources, activities, and videos for your family.

2021-2022 Opening Update

We are safely providing classes in person, with virtual class options available by request. Enrollment is still open! And we are now accepting applications for the 2022-23 school year. Click the button below to apply.

We follow 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

We know that every child is unique, so that is where we start. We consider the “whole child”, their learning styles, health, and any special needs they may have. Our program is comprehensive, understanding that health, nutrition, and learning go hand in hand.

Family Involvement and Support

Parents and family are children’s first teachers – we work closely with families in the structure of our program and each child’s individual plan. Our Head Start Policy Council, which families are welcome to be elected to, 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 home and school visits for individualized care. Once a part of Head Start, you are a part of the CSC family and network of programs, all of which your 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 Spark rating, 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 Application (English)

Click the links below to apply for the 2024-25 school year.

Enrollment Applicatios (Spanish)

Haga clic en los enlaces para solicitar el año escolar 2024-25.

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.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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 & Special Reports

CSC Head Start of Lincoln County annual reports and other special reporting documents.

We're Here to Help

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

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