Our programs are free to qualifying families. Contact us to learn more.
We offer programs for pregnant women, children 0-3 and 3-5.
Our teachers are all college educated, credentialed to work in California.
We offer a whole range of services for the family.
Orange County Start Inc. (OCHS) was established in 1979 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) agency. OCHS funded by the United States Department of Health and Human Services to provide Head Start and Early Head Start services throughout all of Orange County, CA.
Each year, OCHS serves over 3,000 pregnant mothers, infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and their families throughout all of Orange County, including those who are homeless, in foster care, have special needs, are on public assistance, whose family incomes are at or below the federal poverty line, and/or have other high-risk circumstances.Learn More
Our programs are free for families who qualify (we are funded by the federal government). We provide over $15,000 worth of education, health screening, nutrition, family support, and training services per child and family.
Early Head Start
Free Diapers Distributed
Children with Disabilities Served
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I am very grateful for the relationships I’ve built and all that I’ve learned as a parent in OCHS. From the bottom of my heart, thank you to OCHS for all you’ve done for me, my children, and continue to do for our community.
I am extremely grateful to have found this program for my kids and myself. My boys are now thriving at the top of their class in elementary school.
OCHS is providing an opportunity to keep families thriving, at school, at home, and at work. Knowing my little guy is safe with the teachers and staff who love him.
I am grateful for the HS program, and continue to share information with other families that I know.
I began volunteering, despite being so busy, I was able to learn about more ways to help, voice new ideas, and take on a leadership role.
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