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Join our Head Start and Early Head Start preschool program! Depending on the needs of our families, location, and availability, we offer both center-based and home-based care. Center-based programs take place at one of our locations in Oakland or Concord.

Our early childhood education program uses a play-based curriculum designed to meet each family where it’s at on the path to school readiness and meeting each child’s full potential. Our teachers make every effort to speak with children and their parents in their home language, we offer services in at least eight languages throughout seven head start and early head start sites. Parents are fully engaged and part of their child’s success.

Learn more about enrollment requirements and read frequently asked questions!

Fill out an eligibility application in English or Español and our Family Advocates will contact you.

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For additional information, please contact Breanne Dashner

Oakland Sites 

  • Yazmin Jara Center
    1900 Fruitvale Avenue, Suite 1C, Oakland, CA 94601
    (510) 535-6942
  • De Colores Center
    1155 35th Avenue, Oakland, CA 94601
    (510) 535-6102
  • Thurgood Marshall Center
    1117 10th Street, Oakland, CA 94607
    (510) 836-0543
  • Foothill Square Center
    10700 MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 10, Oakland, CA 94605
    (510) 553-9926
  • Cal-SAFE Center
    2615 E 15th St, Oakland, CA. 94601
    (510) 535-2760
  • Wilma Chan Center
    7980 Plymouth Street, Oakland, CA. 94621
  • St. Mary’s Preschool Center*

         PO Box 23403, Oakland, CA 94623

         925 Brockhurst St. Oakland, CA 94608

Concord Sites 

  • Cesar Chavez Center
    1187 Meadow Lane, Concord, CA 94520
    (925) 798-1013

*These are partner locations. We offer Head Start and Early Head Start services in collaboration with other non-profit partners.

Do you want to learn more details about the impact of our Head Start & Early Head Start programs? Read our 2020-2021 Head Start Annual Report here. 


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