Early Head Start/Head Start

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Early Head Start/Head Start offers comprehensive services for children and their families:

  • Quality centers and home based programs
  • Support services for children with special needs
  • Developmental screenings
  • Health and nutrition monitoring
  • Parent Involvement Opportunities

If your Child is 6 weeks to 48 months old, and /or you are pregnant, you may be eligible to enroll your child in Early Head Start/Head Start if you live in Imperial County and  meet program requirements.

For more information, call

  • Early Head Start (760)312-6594
  • Head Start (760)312-6148

Head Start Program

  • For children 3 years old to 5 years old
  • Support Services for the family
  • Health, nutrition and mental health services coordination
  • Parent trainings
  • Learning opportunities facilitated by qualified staff to enhance child’s growth and development

Center Base Programs Located at:

Brawley Hawks Head Start – 160 South Cesar Chavez Dr. Brawley, CA 92227 LIC #136608094

Brawley Panthers Head Start - 245 West "A" St. Brawley, CA 92227 LIC #136608103

Trojans Head Start – 655 Sheridan Ave. Calexico, CA 92231 LIC #136608092

Calexico Little Eagles Head Start – 1840 Rockwood Ave. Calexico, CA 92231

Bears El Centro Head Start – 230 So. Fairfield Dr. El Centro, CA 92243 LIC #136608098

Panthers El Centro Head Start – 1177 ½ No. 8th St. El Centro, CA 92243 LIC #136608097

Hawks Heber Head Start – 1042 Heber Ave. Heber, CA 92249 LIC #136608095

Roadrunners Westmorland Head Start – 200 So. “C” St. Westmorland, CA 92281 LIC #136608096

Niland Hornets Head Start – 9 East 4th St Niland, CA 92257

Home-Based Program

  • Birth to 36 months
  • Child and family development
  • Experiences provided in child’s home
  • Support services for the family
  • Health, nutrition and mental health services coordination
  • Parent trainings
  • Socialization activities
  • Visits from highly qualified child care specialists
  • Available in Westmorland, Brawley, Imperial, El Centro, Holtville, Heber and Calexico, 

Early Head Start Center-Based Program

  • For children 18 to 36 months
  • Support Services for the family
  • Health, nutrition and mental health services coordination
  • Parent trainings
  • Learning opportunities facilitated by qualified staff to enhance child’s growth and development

Located at: 

Calexico Early Head Start  – 937 Heber Ave. Calexico, CA 92231 LIC #130805120

Panthers II Early Head Start – 1177 ½ N. 8th St. El Centro, CA 92243 LIC #136608097

El Centro Early Head Start – 280 S. Fairfield Dr. El Centro, CA 92243 LIC #130805125

Bears II Early Head Start  – 230 ½ South Fairfield Dr. El Centro, CA 92243

Home Base Program  – 1398 Sperber Rd. El Centro, CA 92243

Community Needs Assessment - 2018 Community Needs Assessment

Annual Reports - Annual and Self-Assessment Reports

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Main Office

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Early Care and Education Programs

Imperial County Office of Education
1398 Sperber Road
El Centro, CA 92243
Phone: (760) 312-6594 / (760) 312-6148
Fax: (760) 312-6577