Citrus Head Start - FEOC

112 4th St
Orange Cove, CA - 93646

(559) 626-0542


Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission (FEOC) operates Head Start/Early Head Start centers as well as a home-based program. Head Start gives priority to families based on age of child and household income. 10% of enrollment is reserved for children with disabilities. To begin the registration process for Head Start, please bring your child’s birth certificate, immunization record, and proof of income to the center nearest to you. Call (559) 263-1527 for more information. We take applications year round. Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. To begin the registration process for Early Head Start call or walk into our Central Office(1920 Mariposa Mall, Suite 130, Fresno, CA 93721, (559) 263-1550) to complete an Interest Card.  An Early Head Start staff member will then call to arrange an appointment to complete a program application with the parent/guardian. Applications for program services are accepted year-round.  Center Based applications must be completed at the center you wish to apply for.



Head Start programs support children as cited on the Office of the Administration for Children and Families website (https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/hs/about):
Early learning: Children's readiness for school and beyond is fostered through individualized learning experiences. Through relationships with adults, play, and planned and spontaneous instruction, children grow in many aspects of development. Children progress in social skills and emotional well-being, along with language and literacy learning, and concept development
Health: Each child's perceptual, motor, and physical development is supported to permit them to fully explore and function in their environment. All children receive health and development screenings, nutritious meals, oral health and mental health support. Programs connect families with medical, dental, and mental health services to ensure that children are receiving the services they need.
Family well-being: Parents and families are supported in achieving their own goals, such as housing stability, continued education, and financial security. Programs support and strengthen parent-child relationships and engage families around children's learning and development.




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