Head Start Child Development Program
Program Director – Corrine Lindgren
Address: 550 N. State St, Ukiah, CA 95482
The Head Start Child Development Program (HSCDP) is a comprehensive, family-focused child development program providing health, mental health, nutrition, education, disabilities services, and other services to families. The program focuses on positive child and family outcomes to close the achievement gap, and to build a better future for children, families, and communities served by the Head Start Child Development Program.
Who We Serve: The program serves low-income pregnant women and children birth to five years of age. Ten percent of the program’s enrollment must be children with a certified disability. Another ten percent of our enrollment may be children whose family income exceeds the federal poverty guidelines.
Established: The program was established in 1965 nationally and 1968 locally.
Funding We Bring to Our Community: In 2013, our budget is $6,328,123. Since the program’s inception, we’ve brought more than $102 million to our community.
How We Operate: HSCDP operates ten centers throughout Lake and Mendocino Counties. We collaborate with many agencies within the two county service area, including Health & Human Services, Department of Social Services, First 5, SELPA, MPIC, Easter Seals, Redwood Coast Regional Center, Rural Communities Child Care, Foster Grandparents, Garden’s Project, Community Health Clinics and many more.
How Many People We Serve: We serve approximately 460 children and their families each year.
Life Without Head Start:
Since the program’s inception, we’ve provided services for 13,476 children and their families. Without our services, more children would drop out of high school, end up in juvenile detention, commit more crime, receive more public assistance and require more special education services.