Head Start and Early Learning

Preparing children for success in school.


A lifetime of success begins with a healthy educational foundation in early childhood. That’s why we provide early childhood education programs and services for pregnant moms, infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and their families. Since 1979, LACOE has focused on the needs of the whole child—from early learning skills and literacy to support for the entire family’s health and well-being. Our programs help get kids ready for school and strengthen families for successful futures.

Learn more about our program, locate an agency near you, and keep up with the latest Head Start and Early Learning news at www.prekkid.org.

Head Start and Early Learning Division is also the home of Quality Start Los Angeles (QSLA) the local Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). For more, please visit www.qualitystartla.org.