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Head Start is a free, comprehensive child development program for pregnant moms and/or children birth to five years of age from low-income families.

Skagit/Islands Head Start provides a safe, healthy, nurturing environment so that each family, child, and staff member may reach their potential within the community.

Early Head Start is a prenatal to three-year-old program focusing on relationship development between parent and child.

Preschool Head Start is a center-based program for three- to five-year-old children providing learning opportunities leading to higher levels of school readiness.

Skagit/Islands Head Start serves 445 children and families in Skagit, Island, and San Juan Counties of beautiful Washington State.

348 children are enrolled in our 10 Head Start centers. These half-day preschool classrooms meet four days a week.

The remaining 97 are pregnant women and birth-to-three-year-old children that form our Early Head Start program. These services are provided through either a home-based or combination model.

For more specific information, please see What is Head Start?


 Skagit/Island Head Start is a
 program of Skagit Valley College.

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