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Our Programs

Center-Based &
Home-Based Programs

All of our programs offer health and education assessments, and family support.

Early Intervention & Early Childhood Special Education:

Health Screenings:

  • Wellness checks

  • Dental, growth, vision & hearing screenings in partnership with University of Portland nursing students and Casey Eye Institute

Support for the Whole Family:

  • Goal setting

  • Mental health support, in partnership with Morrison Family Center

  • Family engagement

  • 2 socializations offered monthly, either in a classroom setting or in the community (as permitted)

  • Connection to community resources

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Center-Based Programs

Head Start, Early Head Start, and Parent Education

Head Start & Early Head Start:

  • Quality full-day childcare and preschool, Monday-Friday 7:00 am – 4:30 pm.

  • Classrooms are located in North, Northeast and Southeast Portland.

  • All children are offered breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack that meet each child's specific allergy needs as well as CACFP/USDA nutrition standards. See USDA Nondiscrimination Statement.

High School Classrooms for Teen Parents:

  • Classrooms are available at Franklin, McDaniel, Grant, Roosevelt and Multiple Pathways PPS

  • Teen site center-based hours: 7:00 am – 4:30 pm

  • Teen parents must meet requirements by PPS to qualify.

College Classrooms for Parents:

  • EHS and HS classrooms are available at the Portland Community College Cascade and Southeast Campuses

  • Parent must be enrolled at PCC to qualify for the classroom.

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Home-Based Programs

Visits from professionally trained Home Visitors in several capacities

Weekly Home Visits

  • Focus is on supporting the parent-child relationship and the parent's role as their child's first teacher.

  • Child development information is individualized to support the child's physical, social-emotional, and intellectual development.

  • Includes developmental screenings and assessments.

Prenatal Home Visits

  • Twice monthly home visits

  • Individualized information to meet the pregnant mother's needs.

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