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Los Angeles County Office of Education

Head Start and Early Learning Division

Discover the Power of Early Learning

Get Started Today!¡Empiece Hoy!

Since 1965, Head Start has offered the youngest children and their families high quality services that prepare them for success in school and life. Healthy meals, early education, family services, and much more are ready for you at Head Start. AND if you qualify for food assistance (EBT), you are automatically eligible for Head Start!

Enroll with us and Get a Head Start for your child today!

LACOE Head Start and Early Learning Division offers a comprehensive prenatal-to-five early learning program. We partner with families, communities, and providers to give children of all abilities the skills to succeed in school and life.


I am tomorrow's hope!

Let us help you get your child ready for kindergarten. Call us today to find the right program for you.

¡Soy la esperanza del mañana!

Déjenos ayudarle para que su hijo esté preparado para el kindergarten. Llámenos hoy para encontrar el mejor programa para usted.

Get Updates on Early Childhood Education


Learn the latest Head Start and Early Learning Division news with our Write Start Newsletter! Our newsletter shares early childhood education tips, the latest division and agency news, plus so much more.

Recursos de Inmigración de LACOE

Con regularidad, LACOE actualiza los recursos correspondientes a los asuntos de inmigración que afectan a nuestras comunidades escolares. Favor de ingresar en el: https://www.lacoe.edu/Home/Immigrant-Relations Para los medios sociales, ingrese en el: @lacoeimrel en...

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Your Child Deserves a Head Start.

Head Start children are more likely to graduate from high school and attend college than their peers, according to a UCLA study.

LACOE is proud to support Head Start, Early Head Start, and state programs through funding from the Administration for Children and Families of the Department of Health and Human Services, the California Department of Education, and the California Department of Social Services.