Albina offers Early Head Start and Head Start services to low income families living within our program services area.  Families must have a total household income at or below income guidelines.
Albina offers full day (7am-4:30pm) center-based services to eligible Early Head Start and Head Start age children. Albina also offers home-based services to eligible Early Head Start and Head Start age children and Prenatal Moms.

Head Start is a national

program that promotes

school readiness by

enhancing the social and

cognitive development

of children through the

provision of educational,

health, nutritional, social

and other services to 

enrolled children and


Early Head Start promotes healthy prenatal outcomes, enhances the development of infants and toddlers, and promotes healthy family functioning.Funded through the US Dept. of Health & Human Services Office of Head Start, The Head Start program provides grants to local public and private non-profit and for-profit agencies to provide comprehensive child development services to economically disadvantaged children and families. For more information, refer to the Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center.


Albina Head Start has served Portland’s low-income families and children since 1965, where it was first funded as a Community Action Agency Head Start program.

In 1976, Head Start moved to a new grantee, Albina Ministerial Alliance; a community organization.

Albina Head Start, Inc. became a single purpose Head Start grantee with a community based Board of Directors in 1993.

Albina Early Head Start began serving infants, toddlers, and prenatal mothers and families in 2000.  

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To review Albina's 2018-2019 Report please click on the image or HERE

An annual report includes an organization’s programmatic and financial highlights for the year. 

Sec. 644(a)(2) of the Head Start Act of 2007 requires Head Start programs to produce annual reports that contain the following information:

(A) The total amount of public and private funds received and the amount from each source.
(B) An explanation of budgetary expenditures and proposed budget for the fiscal year.
(C) The total number of children and families served, the average monthly enrollment (as a percentage of funded enrollment), and the percentage of eligible children served.
(D) The results of the most recent review by the Secretary and the financial audit.
(E) The percentage of enrolled children that received medical and dental exams.
(F) Information about parent involvement activities.
(G) The agency's efforts to prepare children for kindergarten.
(H) Any other information required by the Secretary. 

To view audits from previous years please visit the Annual Report Archive