Foundation for Early Childhood Education, Inc.

Foundation for Early Childhood Education, Inc.

#Head Start #State Preschool #Early Head Start

About Us

Administration Office

3450 East Sierra Madre Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91107

Foundation for Early Childhood Education, Inc. is a nonprofit organization, that provides high quality early childhood and family services with Head Start/Early Head Start and State Preschool programs. We are funded by Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) for Head Start & Early Head Start.

We are directly funded by the California Department of Education (CDE) Child Development Division that provides funds for the state Preschool program. CDE and CAFP fund our Nutrition program that provides no cost meals at school; breakfast, lunch and snack.

Foundation current funding provides services to approximately 500 children ages 18 months to kindergarten entry. Services provided are:

  • Education Services
  • Nutrition Services
  • Disabilities Services
  • Social Services
  • Health Services
  • Mental Health Services
  • Parent Involvement

What is Head Start & State Preschool?

Head Start & State Preschool at Foundation is a 7 hour program, 5 days a week, Monday-Friday. The program is provided at no cost to eligible families. Families are prioritized on the waitlist for enrollment based on income, at-risk/DCFS referral, families experiencing homelessness. State Preschool is a no cost part-day program (at least 3 1/2 hours) child development program for low income and disabled preschool children. Head Start generally operates from September to June and serves 3 to 5 years old children from low income families residing in the local community, with priority given four year old children. Priority is also given to children who are in families that are most in need, including families at risk and/or in crisis, and children with disabilities. Head Start’s comprehensive services includes social, health, mental health, nutrition, and parent involvement.

What is Early Head Start?

Early Head Start is for children under 3 years of age. We enroll children who are 18 months of age, until their 3rd birthday. Our classrooms operate from August to June, 7 hours a day, 5 days a week, Monday – Friday.

When are You Open?

Each program has it’s own calendar that is similar to that of the local school district, LAUSD.

Early Head Start operates from August to June.

Head Start operates from September to early June.

Head Start/State Preschool operates from September to late June.

To find out more about the programs which Foundation for Early Childhood Education, Inc. provides, contact us toll free at 1 (888) 491-3111.

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