Head Start
                           Head Start of Harney County (HSHC)

 Head Start of Harney County, (HSHC) a preschool program for three and four year old children. This program is available to eligible families and including children with disabilities. The goal of Head Start is to prepare children for kindergarten and support families.

 HSHC evaluates the physical and dental needs of the children after they enter. Specialists evaluate speech and language, as well as social development and motor skills.

 Parents and families are an important part of the HSHC program and are invited to participate as volunteers, helping with various projects at the center. Families are encouraged to participate in monthly parent meetings and home visits.

 There is no charge for this program and a meal and snack is served each day.


Donna Schnitker, Director                Email: [email protected]  

Brenda Engebretson, Assistant Director            Email: engebrb@harneyesd.k12.or.us 

Head Start and Preschool Promise Flyer

Head Start/Preschool Promise/Home Based Application

Early Childhood Center Newsletter

Head Start Lunch Menu


April 2022 Lunch Menu

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