Building Brighter Futures

Our Head Start Preschool Program provides high quality child care and early learning for low-income families. Through our full-day, full-year programs serving children from birth to 5 years old, we ensure that all our kids enter Kindergarten with the tools and support they need to thrive.

Now enrolling for this school year and next!

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Our Unique Approach

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Trauma Informed Care
Our staff are sensitive to trauma, and trained to understand its effects on learning and behavior.
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Individual Support Plans
Positive Behavior Support Plans are tailored to each child's individual needs.
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Mental Health Resources
Children and families receive regular mental health consultations.
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Health & Dental Screenings
Kids receive health, nutrition, and dental screenings at no cost to families.
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Healthy Meals & Snacks
Classrooms provide nutritious meals and snacks to all kids.
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No Cost for Families
Families receive all our services and support with no cost involved.

Every Child Deserves a Head Start

Our goal is to get the social and emotional development for all our kids on track, and ready for school. 

We use a holistic approach to address the needs of the entire household. Teachers, parents, center directors, family advocates, and mental health specialists collaborate on a regular basis to craft a plan tailored to each individual child's needs.

All our preschool classrooms provide mental health consultations, and have integrated a trauma-informed care framework into their programming. YMCA of the East Bay maintains strong partnerships with school districts and community organizations so we can connect kids and families to critical services and support.

How to Enroll

Enrollment is open to all families who qualify for services. Learn more about the enrollment application here.

Find a Center

We have 25+ centers in four counties across the East Bay. See where we work and find the center that's right for you and your family.

Support this Vital Program

Gifts to Early Childhood Impact provide resources that we can put to use immediately for our kids and families.

Early Learning Jobs

We are hiring Teachers and Teachers Assistants all across the East Bay! We offer competitive pay, an amazing benefits package, and the best retirement plan in the country.