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Head Start

The mission of Portland Public Schools Head Start is to prepare young children for successful transitions to kindergarten and beyond by building social competence and developing school readiness skills. We will accomplish this by enhancing children's growth and development, both physically and emotionally.   We will provide families and children with educational, health and nutritional services, linking them to needed community services.  We will ensure that all parents have opportunities for involvement in their child's education and program decision making.
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