We support families in building a positive self image by providing a comfortable environment which promotes communication between staff and parents. We also provide training opportunities which provide exposure to a wealth of resources beyond Head Start.
There are many ways parents can be involved with Albina Head Start & Early Head Start. Please speak with your Family Advocate or Classroom teacher for more information.
CENTER TRAINING ASSISTANT PROGRAM
The Center Training Assistant (CTA) Program is designed to
parents, who are
The CTA program provides participants the practical experience and training that is necessary to apply for a Teacher’s Assistant position in an Albina Head Start or Early Head Start classroom at the completion of the program.*
*Completion of the CTA program does not guarantee employment*
Click the video above to learn more about Albina Head Start's CTA Program
The Albina HS and EHS CTA Program Initial Findings report was completed in May of 2016. The report shows the impact of the CTA program on its participants.
click the icon above to read the report
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE CTA PROGRAM
The CTA program is open to parents/guardians of children who are currently enrolled in Albina Head Start or Albina Early Head Start Center Based or Home Based programs.
Please let your Family Advocate or Home Visitor know if you are interested in applying for this program.
Albina hosts an information session in October.
2019-2020 Information Session
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Owen Blank Center
909 NE 52nd Ave
Portland, OR 97213
NO CHILDCARE PROVIDED
Below are the forms you will need to complete to get started:
Complete the CTA Application
*Complete the Oregon Central Background Registry application
*can be completed online or printed and mailed in
APPLY BY PRINT & MAIL
ALBINA HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START MANDARIN IMMERSION PROGRAM
Albina Head Start and Early Head Start offer the Mandarin Immersion program in McCormack-Matthews Head Start Classrooms A, B and C, McCormack-Matthews Early Head Start Classroom #3, Carolyn Young Classroom #5 and Hughes classroom. We have two Mandarin teachers who work with our Head Start Staff to bring the Immersion Experience to our children.
We also have a partnership with Martin Luther King Jr. School and their Mandarin Immersion Program, so that children who participate in Albina's program are able to continue their Mandarin Immersion at MLK.
Earlier this year, Albina received an invitation from Guiyang Preschool Education College in Guiyang, China. We were invited to send a few staff to help develop a partnership and exchange agreement with the College centered around Albina's Mandarin and STEM programs. Four staff, including our Head Start director, Ron Herndon, just returned from this incredible journey. Check out this great video about their trip!!
Albina Head Start is proud to partner with the following educational programs.
Albina Head Start & Early Head Start are now
Vroom Pilot Sites.
Vroom is a national early learning initiative that turns everyday moments with your children ages birth to 6 into brain building opportunities sent to your cell phone daily through the Vroom App.
Sign up for weekly Vroom Tips by texting CHILD to 48258 or fill out this form: https://sms.joinvroom.org/oregon
Click on the icon above to learn more about Vroom and the FREE Daily Vroom App.
Albina Head Start and Early Head Start are proud partners with ABC Mouse, a full online curriculum for children Ages 2-7. Children are able to do fun learning activites in Reading, Math, Science, Art & Colors.
ABC Mouse is available for children in the Head Start classrooms.