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Welcome to the Montebello Unified School District Head Start Program.  The Head Start Program is a federally funded preschool program offered at no cost for qualifying families.  Head Start prepares children for school by emphasizing active learning and developmentally appropriate practices.  The Head Start approach to school readiness means that children are ready for school and families are ready to support their children's learning.  In addition to the classroom experience, students are supported by the provision of comprehensive medical, dental, and nutritional services.  Families are also assisted with social services and mental health issues, as needed.

Mission

The Head Start Program is committed to providing our children and families with a wide-range of exceptional services.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR ENTRY INTO THE HEAD START PROGRAM

  • Age - child must be 3 years old by Sept 1st to be eligible for the program; however, children who are 4 years old will be given priority.
  • Income – Family must either receive CalWorks or meet federal low-income guidelines.
  • Residence – Children must live in the Montebello Unified School District’s attendance area.

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3 and 4 year olds!  Please call 323-887-7963 for more information. 


¡ESTAMOS MATRICULANDO! niños/as de 3 y 4 años! Favor de llamar al (323) 887-7963 para más información

Location of 42 Classes

The Montebello Unified School District Head Start Program has 42 classes at 11 sites within the following cities:

  • Bell Gardens:
    Bell Gardens Elementary
    Garfield Elementary
    Suva Elementary
  • East Los Angeles:        
    Joseph Gascon Elementary
    Montebello Park Elementary
    Winter Gardens Elementary
  • Montebello:                  
    Fremont Elementary
    Greenwood Elementary
    Washington Elementary                                              
  • Pico Rivera:                 
    Montebello Gardens Elementary
     
  • Monterey Park:
    Bella Vista Elementary

Eligible children would attend Head Start classes at their designated school.  However, if Head Start classes are not offered at your elementary school, children may participate in Head Start classes nearest to them.