What We Do

Klamath Family Head Start (KFHS) was established in 1980, and currently serves over 400 children and their families in Klamath and Lake counties each year.  We provide a safe, creative and healthy learning atmosphere, and support social-emotional learning and skill development. Because we believe success begins at home, we also offer additional support (including parenting classes and educational opportunities) for program parents and families.

We offer vision, speech, mental health, nutrition, and social service screenings, and promote the importance of dental and medical exams for our students – we aim to facilitate a lifetime of health and learning with the families we serve, while meeting our community’s needs and celebrating its unique ethnic and cultural characteristics.

We receive our program funding through the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Head Start, and the Oregon Department of Education (ODE).  

About Head Start Services

Head Start was formed in 1965 and is the nation’s largest early childhood education program, and serves nearly one million low-income children and families each year. Through Head Start, we are able to provide educational, health, nutritional, social, and other services to enrolled children and families in our local community.

About Head Start
Our Vision

Our Vision

To educate and empower every child and family we serve to grow a thriving community of resilient, safe, healthy, economically secure, and school ready individuals from our most vulnerable populations.

Our Mission

To use innovative approaches which individualize education and support holistic development of the children and families we serve. To empower families with the tools and resources they need to thrive through our growing network of strong community partnerships.
Our Mission school readiness
Our Values school readiness

Our Values

Daily commitment to a welcoming, safe, and nurturing environment that inspires a love of learning, promotes and supports individual success, and honors the family as the child’s most important teacher, engaging families in all aspects of the program.

Integrity and professionalism exemplified in the services we provide, the attitude we bring, and the relationships we build.

Dedication to equity in all we do by respecting and connecting with individuals to ensure that every staff member and every child and family we serve regardless of race, culture, language, or ability has the support, skills, knowledge, and tools needed for lasting success.

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We provide services in Klamath Falls, Lakeview, Bonanza, and Merrill.