Albina Head Start and Early Head Start proudly provide services to Prenatal Moms, Teen Parents and children birth to age 5 through our FREE Full Day Center Based or Weekly Home Based programs.


Albina Head Start and Early Head Start have multiple locations in North, North East and South East Portland.

Albina provides services to families currently living in the Portland Public School District within the North, North East (not past NE 110th) and South East (not past SE 110th) areas of Portland.

If you are not in our service area please click HERE to find a Head Start near you!


 Prospective families are required to fill out a pre-application for enrollment.

For your application to be considered you must include the following:

  • Child’s Date of Birth/Proof of Pregnancy

  • Proof of Last Year's Income

Please read the application carefully as it provides examples of documentation needed for enrollment. 

Applications may be turned in at either of the main offices listed below.

Incomplete applications will not be accepted. 


The Employment-Related Day Care program (ERDC) is provided and maintaned by the Oregon Department of Human Services. ERDC helps eligible low-income families pay for child care while they are working. ERDC is a subsidy program.

ERDC an Albina Head Start work with providers and other child care partners across the state to help families find and keep good child care, improve the availability of quality child care in Oregon, and to develop resources for parents and child care providers.

Families must apply for ERDC through DHS to be approved.

For more information about the Employment-Related Daycare program (ERDC), how to apply, or if you have more questions please visit the link below:

Albina Head Start ERDC Information Page


If you have any questions or concerns about your application or would like to speak with someone please call or visit one of the main offices listed below.

Albina Head Start
Main Office

Serving children Age 3 to Age 5

3417 N.E. 7th Ave

Portland, OR 97212

Phone: (503) 282-1975
Fax: (503) 282-1986

Albina Early Head Start
Main Office

Serving Prenatal Moms, Teen Parents

and Children Birth to Age 3.

911 N. Skidmore St.

Portland, OR 97217

Phone: (503) 236-9389
Fax: (503) 288-8794

Main Offices Hours:

School Year: 9AM-5:30PM

Summer: 9AM-5PM

Winter/Spring Break: CLOSED

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