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Orange County Head Start, Inc

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Giving Children a Head Start...

Head Start is a comprehensive child development program designed to meet the educational, emotional, social, health, and nutritional needs of children and families. The program encompasses much more than what is generally thought of as a preschool program. The overall goal of Head Start is to bring about a greater degree of "social competence" to children and their families. Social competence refers to the everyday effectiveness in dealing with both present environment and later responsibilities in school and life. Children and families leave Head Start more confident in their own abilities and ready to succeed.

Nationally, Head Start began providing services in 1965 and is now available to children and families in counties throughout the country. Locally, Orange County Head Start, Inc. (OCHS) has been in existence since 1979 and currently services over 4,000 children. Head Start services are available to preschool children from low-income families at no cost. OCHS has centers located throughout the county. Contact your local Head Start office to see if you child is eligible to enroll.


Career Opportunities

If you are interested in a career in education, there’s no better place to be than Orange County Head Start Inc. We are a non-profit organization with an established preschool program. We are devoted to the field of child and family development. Our program serves low income preschool children and their families. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits package in addition to the opportunity to serve families and children in Orange County. Please email: jobs@ochsinc.org

Teachers, Home Educators, Associate Floater Teachers, and Teacher AssistantsWould you like to make difference in the lives of Orange County’s most vulnerable children? As a non-profit organization, Orange County Head Start, Inc. (OCHS) is dedicated to providing thousands of at-risk children, age’s birth to five, and their families, with quality child development, school readiness programs and comprehensive health and social support services.

OCHS offers a competitive salary range and benefits, and an excellent retirement plan. We are seeking qualified staff to join our Head Start and Early Head Start team in the following positions...


Our Goal, Our Mission, Our Vision

Our Goal...

The overall goal of Head Start is to bring about a greater degree of “social competence” to children and their families. Social competence refers to the everyday effectiveness in dealing with both present environment and later responsibilities in school and life. Children and families leave Head Start more confident in their own abilities and ready to succeed.

Our Mission...

We provide children and their families with quality childhood development programs and integrated support services.

Our Vision...

Orange County Head Start, Inc. (OCHS) is the catalyst that launches children and their families to a brighter future.