Head Start and Early Head Start are currently accepting applications at the Mt. Hood campus. The program features services for pregnant women and children from birth to 5 years old, full-day and full-year programs, and free preschool for eligible families. Head Start regularly accepts applications at the MHCC Maywood Park Center at 10100 NE Prescott St. in  Portland, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday, but there will be special events for applicants in different locations around town.

Applications are being accepted from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12 at the Rockwood Center (17805 SE Stark, in Portland), on April 9 at East County Church of Christ (24375 SE Stark St., Gresham), and April 23 at the Freedom Foursquare Church (660 SE 160th Ave., Portland).

Head Start applicants must supply needs income verification (in the form of a W2 or tax return, pay stubs for the last 12 months, or a document from DHS if the family receives TANF or Supplemental Security Income); proof of their child’s age; immunization records; and documents of child’s disability or foster placement letter, if applicable.

For more information about Head Start and transportation accommodations, call 503-491-6111.

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